Jack Griffiths

Jack Owen Griffiths

Department: Politics, Philosophy

Project Summary

Completed PhD Summer 2018

Jack's doctoral study was based in the Dept. of Politics, with joint supervision in Philosophy. Jack's research lies at the intersection of political thought, ethics, and philosophy of biology, focusing on the relationships between political/ethical thinking and the ways in which we conceive of the living world and the place of humanity within it.

Thesis title: 'Re-thinking ‘Flourishing’ as an Organic Concept of the Good: The Interpretation of Development and the Evaluation of Life'

Supervision: Dr. Robin Durie, Prof. John Dupré

In association with the Centre for Political Thought (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/politics/research/centres/cpt)

and the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (Egenis) (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/)

Project supported by the ESRC, via the South West Doctoral Training Centre (http://www.swdtc.ac.uk/)