Our students and alumni share their experiences of studying a Philosophy PhD at Manchester.
After studying Philosophy for 12 years at the University, Andrew is now in a 3-year lectureship at the University of Leeds teaching ethics-in-society topics.
Lydia's research focuses on the metaphysics of natural and social kinds and is currently a Teaching Associate a the University of Nottingham.
Completed his PhD in September 2017, his research concerned the nature of faith, and the relations between faith, belief, unbelief and testimony. He now works as a Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire, on the issues developed in his thesis, with a particular focus on their applicability to religion, culture and identity.
Robert Knowles finished his PhD in 2015. He is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Leeds, leading the British Academy funded project ‘Mathematics: The Unlikely Engine of Scientific Discovery’.
Moritz completed his PhD in 2014, He is a wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in the Philosophy department at Tübingen, working on a DFG grant application for the project ''Self, Person, Agent: Towards a Unified Picture of Ourselves’
Ben is now a Postdoctoral Researcher in Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University, as part of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. He is planning to write a book developing and defending the account of the conditions on moral responsibility (the ‘structural-narrative view’) that he sketched in his PhD thesis.
Hichem completed his PhD in 2013. He is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and is working on the nature, value, and normative significance of various attitudes, including the emotions.
Michael completed his PhD in 2012. Following a position as a research associated on the SNF-funded project ‘Grounding: Metaphysics, Science, and Logic’ at the University of Hamburg, he is now a faculty member within the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Assumption University of Thailand.
Paul completed his PhD in 2012. He is a postdoctoral researcher at Manchester researching and developing criticisms of features of economic environmental valuation.
Chloë completed her PhD in 2011. She is currently a research fellow in the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities at the University of Geneva, and is working on a book for the general public on implicit bias.
Ajinkya talks about his research interest in questions about social groups, social kinds and group identity.
Anne-Marie's thesis combines insights from feminist research in sociology and sociological practice theory.