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Molly Gurdon

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Graduate Student | Ph.D. program in Philosophy
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1st Year Ph.D. Student (Pre-dissertation phase)

My main interests are in ethics and ancient philosophy. I am interested in how ancient concepts of virtue, flourishing, and moral weakness might revitalise contemporary ethical debates. I'm specifically planning to work on agent-focused concepts of morality and the structure of moral motivation. I am also interested in the methodology of analytic moral philosophy and its limitations, as well as debates in the interpretation of the work of Plato and Aristotle.

I earned a BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford in 2016. My honours thesis (supervised by Thomas Kjeller Johansen) was a defence of Plato's concept of eros against charges of egoism.