We especially welcome applications from students with interests in: | College of Arts

We especially welcome applications from students with interests in:

Posted on Thursday, November 26th, 2015


  • Philosophy of Science: history and philosophy of modern physics, scientific explanation; modeling and idealization in science, biology and neuroscience, the evolution and philosophy of emotion, colour, and evolutionary psychology; ecological modelling; Human Genome project
  • Social and political philosophy: political tolerance, cultural rights, religion and democracy, feminist movements and issues; conceptualizing and responding to global injustice, poverty, and equality; psychological health and political conflict; critical theory
  • Ethics: health-care ethics, reproductive technologies, global reproductive markets, virtue theory & character development, posthumanist ethics, feminist ethics, sentimentalist moral theory of 17th and 18th century, and figures in the history of ethics from the Ancients to 21st century
  • Epistemology: Phil of Language, trauma and belief-formation, borderline quotational phenomena, social constructivism
  • Metaphysics: Phil of Mind, Temporality, Consciousness studies; philosophy of perception (e.g. disjunctivism, direct realism, radical empiricism), evolution of cognition; free will
  • History: medieval theories of the will, medieval logic & epistemology; Women philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; early modern empiricism


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