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SUPERVISOR: James Maclaurin

My research interests are predominantly focused on philosophy of biology and applied ethics. In 2014 I completed a Masters on the ethics of digital piracy. I am currently completing a doctoral project on defending biodiversity as the goal of conservation biology. This project defends the success of biodiversity on conceptual grounds, as an empirical tool for operationalising conservation’s goals, and as a guide to biological value. I have lectured in environmental philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, mind, and language. I also have general research interests in logic, reasoning methods, and critical thinking.