About

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I’m currently a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. I received my master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Kansas in 2016. My MA thesis was entitled “Organisms and the extended self: a re-evaluation” and was supervised by Armin Schulz. I received my bachelor’s degree in philosophy (with a minor in cognitive science) from Hartwick College in 2014.

My main areas of research are in the metaphysics of science (esp. biology), personal identity (esp. animalism), and death. I’m also interested in philosophy of mind and cognition, philosophy of science (broadly construed), and meta-metaphysics (esp. concerning methodology of metaphysics).

My PhD thesis is on animalism (i.e. the view that we are numerically identical to human animals rather than, say, “Lockean persons” or “souls”). In particular, I promote a naturalised version of animalism that is grounded in biology and the philosophy of biology (or, more generally, in science/philosophy of science). I am supervised by Ellen Clarke, Helen Steward, and Steven French.

A copy of my curriculum vitae can be found here.

E-mail: pragc@leeds.ac.uk

Twitter: @Arthur_Carlyle