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Mr Alexander Julin Mortensen 

Postgraduate research student working on the project “Better Understanding The Metaphysics of Pregnancy”.

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Alexander is a postgraduate research student within Philosophy at the University of Southampton working on the ERC-funded project “Better Understanding The Metaphysics of Pregnancy.

I received an MA in Philosophy from Aarhus University (Denmark) in 2019, following a BA in Philosophy as well and a supplementary subject in Scandinavian Language and Literature. My MA thesis was on love, phenomenology and social ontology, highly influenced by Bernhard Waldenfels and Jean-Luc Nancy in particular. My PhD thesis is on pregnancy and feminist metaphysics

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.

Mr Alexander Julin Mortensen
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