Denis Kazankov

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My PhD research project is in conceptual ethics and conceptual engineering, which situates it at the intersection between metaphilosophy, meta-semantics, value theory and metaphysics. I am trying to find out what grounds the value of concepts and which ways of conceptualising the world are more valuable than others by inquiring into what kind of entities concepts are, metaphysically speaking. I argue that the value of concepts cannot be duly appreciated unless we attend to an important role that concepts play in human agency, practical reasoning and the formation of evaluative attitudes.


BPhil in Philosophy, University of Oxford
BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Japanese, University of Leeds