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Steven - PhD topic
Name: Steven
PhD discipline: Philosophy
Area(s) of work: University administration (management)
Year of graduation: 1997
Date of Interview: 09/06/2008

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Steven outlines his PhD topic in the Philosophy of Science.

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Can you tell me a little bit about your PhD topic? 

Yeah, it was in the philosophy of science, well the philosophy of biology actually but it had large, it had other components in it as well because there were large components or metaphysical analysis that went into it. There was also a large section on, sort of, relationships with continental European thinking – issues of social construction, power and how that takes place in the biological sciences where it overlaps with human biology and medicine. So it was interesting. I mean I enjoyed doing it, I suppose in a sense it was really like three PhDs in the end, it was, there were three strands to it that were, sort of, I managed to hold together but there was an aspect on experimentation, there was an aspect on metaphysics of biological sciences and then this analysis of Foucault actually, Foucault, in relation to biology and I quite like it (laughter).

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