Kyle van Oosterum

DPhil in Philosophy @ University of Oxford

Hi! I'm a DPhil(PhD) in Philosophy candidate at the University of Oxford and a member of the Institute for Ethics in AI. For my DPhil, I will be working on political philosophy as a guide to understanding and tackling the problems posed by echo chambers. My thesis supervisor is Professor John Tasioulas.

Broadly, I'm interested in moral philosophy, political philosophy and social epistemology. More specifically, the research areas I like to work on are the following:

  • Paternalism: its theory, practice and application.

  • The Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories and Echo Chambers

  • Liberalism and Perfectionism

  • Biomedical ethics

  • Contractualism and Interpersonal Aggregation.

Prior to Oxford, I did an MPhil in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and an MA in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (see Papers & CV).

As of 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.

A pretentious 'philosophical' picture of me.

Get in touch: kyle.vanoosterum[@]philosophy.ox.ac.uk