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Postgraduate research project

The Ethics of Doubt – Kierkegaard, Scepticism and Conspiracy Theory

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
First class honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Closing date

About the project

As a researcher on this project you will seek to unify the theoretical and existential dimensions of scepticism by exploring Kierkegaard's idea that knowledge requires courage.

This project aims to:

  • bring Kierkegaard’s existential epistemology into dialogue with the contemporary mainstream, in respect to the relation between the intellectual vices, such as a lack of intellectual courage, and various forms of scepticism
  • examine the similarities between radical scepticism (the thought that we may know nothing about the world) and global conspiracy theories
  • apply Kierkegaard’s insight that knowledge requires courage to a central challenge of our time: loss of faith in knowledge, expertise and authority

There are 2 fully funded PhD's available to work with the Principal Investigator, looking at 1 or more of these central aims.

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