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Benjamin Matheson

Postdoctor

Benjamin Matheson
Postdoctor
Practical Philosophy
benjamin.matheson@gu.se
+46 31 786 2879

Room number: T236
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Olof Wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg


Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
www.flov.gu.se
flov@flov.gu.se

Visiting Address: Olof wijksgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

About Benjamin Matheson

I got my undergraduate degree (for which I received first class honours) in 2008 from the University of Northampton. I got my master’s degree (combined taught and research) in 2010 from the University of Birmingham. I received my PhD in philosophy in 2014 from the University of Manchester, where I worked with Helen Beebee. I started working at the University of Gothenburg in September 2015 as postdoctoral researcher as part of the ‘Gothenburg Responsibility Project’.

My research interests lie at the intersection of metaphysics, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. The topic I am most interested in is moral responsibility. In my PhD thesis I defended compatibilism against ‘manipulation arguments’ by appealing to advances in the personal identity literature. This involved sketching a new compatibilist account of the conditions on moral responsibility, one which blends non-historical/structuralist accounts with narrative accounts of personal identity.

I’m also interested in the philosophy of religion. Between 2012-2014 I was a research assistant and participant of a Templeton-funded research cluster at the University of Birmingham on ‘Death, Immortality, and the Afterlife’ directed by Professor Yujin Nagasawa. Professor Nagasawa and I are in the process of editing a collection of papers on the afterlife as a result of this project.

Latest publications

In Defence of the Four-Case Argument
Benjamin Matheson
Philosophical Studies, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Compatibilism and personal identity
Benjamin Matheson
Philosophical Studies, Journal article 2014
Journal article

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2016

In Defence of the Four-Case Argument
Benjamin Matheson
Philosophical Studies, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2014

Compatibilism and personal identity
Benjamin Matheson
Philosophical Studies, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Showing 1 - 2 of 2

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