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IRCI welcomes new philosopher

Welcome to Dr Stephanie Collins, who has joined the Institute from the University of Manchester. Her research primarily concerns the philosophy of groups, that is, how we should conceptualise groups’ ontological status, mental and epistemic capacities, agency, responsibility, and duties. She is keenly interested in applying these conceptualisations to states and businesses. Her side interests include feminist philosophy, moral demandingness, and the nature of individuals’ obligations in the face of moral collective action problems. Stephanie is widely published in leading philosophy journals, and her 2015 book The Core of Care Ethics is an incisive contribution which clarifies central concepts in the field. Stephanie is the first to arrive of a number of new appointments in the Institute’s Philosophy Program which will be announced over the coming months.

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