Kyle van Oosterum
The working title of my thesis is Echo Chambers and Political Philosophy. I use the tools, concepts and ideas from political philosophy as a guide to understanding and tackling the problems posed by echo chambers.
My thesis aims to answer the following sorts of questions:
What is an echo chamber? (see this article for some initial thoughts)
What is wrong with echo chambers?
What ought we to do about echo chambers?
How can political philosophy help us understand these questions and how do echo chambers put pressure on the ideas of political philosophy?
More broadly, I'm interested in moral philosophy, political philosophy and social epistemology. The research areas I also like to work on are the following (# refers to publications):
Paternalism: its theory, practice and application (#3)
The Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories
Liberalism and Perfectionism in political theory
Ethics of AI and Digital Technologies (click for an op-ed)
Business Ethics (starting to get excited about)
Prior to Oxford, I did an MPhil in Philosophy at Cambridge and an MA in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (see Publications & CV).
Since 2022, I'm also the co-host (with Lewis Williams) of the Philosopher's Nest podcast. Together, we interview philosophy PhD students and ask them about their work, experiences and insights into the (weird) world of academic philosophy.
<<Get in touch: kyle.vanoosterum[@]philosophy.ox.ac.uk>>