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Mr Nick Harding 

Postgraduate Research Student

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I completed my BA in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Reading. Early on in this degree, I thought I would pursue an academic career in psychology, but as my studies progressed, I became attracted to the methodology, controversy, and influence of practical ethics and related areas in philosophy. Consequently, I then did the MA (Res) in Ethics and Political Theory at the University of Reading. Given my background in psychology, I particularly like areas of philosophy that interact with empirical research. Indeed, my current Ph.D. research is primarily based in the Philosophy of Sex and Sexual Ethics, but I often draw upon empirical research regarding human sexuality.

My research focuses on the science, philosophy, and ethics of sexual monogamy, consensual sexual nonmonogamy, and sexual infidelity. Please see my website for more information.

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Research interests

Philosophy of sex

Research group

Ethics and Practical Reason

I work as a Teaching Assistant on the following first-year modules:

  • Knowledge and Mind
  • Ethics




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