On finishing PhD and future research

thesisI’m a bit late in posting this up — because I have been busy looking after intermittently poorly children (just the common cold type things), giving Philosophy of Science seminars at Manchester University and preparing a paper which I delivered at the Cooperation and Equality reach group (on the construction of the Plural Subject) — but very happy to say that I had a successful viva with Jennifer Saul and Christopher Woodard examining my thesis On Collective Action: underpinning the plural subject with a model of planning agency.

I am now applying for academic jobs and exploring further research in to the questions that my thesis opened up. In particular I am interested in debates about autonomy, heterogeneous plural subjects and the possibility of inter-subjective alienation . My ambitious research aspiration is to work towards an account of collective action that can robustly link questions of practical political philosophy with an explanation of the underlying nature of social reality.


About Joseph Kisolo

Philosopher teaching Ethics & Epistemology @ NottsUni and interested in in Social Ontology. Outside academia interested in climbing, design, geekery and radical social justice.
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