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Dr Suki Finn 

Research Fellow

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Suki is a Research Fellow on the project 'Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy' (BUMP) at the University of Southampton.

Before coming to Southampton, Suki was an Associate Lecturer at the University of York and a Research Associate at University College Dublin and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Suki did her PhD at the University of York and was a Visiting Research Scholar at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

On the BUMP project, Suki researches the metaphysical relationship between the foetus and the maternal organism, and how this issue relates to the questions of how many humans there are in a pregnancy and when new humans come into existence.

Outside of the BUMP project, Suki is also interested in metametaphysics and the epistemology of logic, specifically the connections between logic and ontology, and understanding the adoptability of logical rules of inference.

Advice and Feedback Hours

Monday 10:00-11:00

Tuesday 11:00-12:00

In room 1102 at Avenue (building 65).

Research interests

Metaphysics of Pregnancy, Metametaphysics, Epistemology of Logic, Philosophy of Logic.

Research groups

Philosophy of Language, Logic and Metaphysics

'Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy'


Research project(s)

Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy (BUMP): Organisms, Identity, Personhood and Persistence

Pregnancy presents us with fascinating philosophical problems: what, during the pregnancy, is the nature of the relationship between the foetus and the maternal organism? What is the relationship between the pregnant organism and the later baby? And when does one person or organism become two? A 1.2 million Euro research grant from the ERC allows Elselijn Kingma and her research team to address these and other questions in a 5 year research project starting in spring 2016.

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Book Chapter

  • Finn, S. (2018). The metaphysics of surrogacy. In D. Boonin (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy (pp. 649-659). Springer International Publishing AG.

Metaphysics PHIL2032 Module Coordinator

Dr Suki Finn
Student Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number: 65/1102

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