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Dr Kathryn MacKay

Lecturer in Philosophy

Kathryn MacKay

County South



Tel: +44 1524 594310

Office Hours:

Thursday 11:00-13:00

Office B11, County South

Research overview

I am interested in issues at the intersection of feminist theory, political philosophy, and moral theory. I spent five years working in health promotion policy before completing my PhD, and this experience informs my work. My research focuses on issues related to social justice, truth-telling, social and personal identity, authenticity and agency, and issues at the margins of society. My most recent work has focused on public health promotion campaigns (specifically around obesity), the way that these manipulate the political discourse, and how they undermine and distract from government responsibilities to citizens. I am currently working on authenticity and normative authority in 'agency dilemma' cases, and on health promotion campaigns as propaganda.

Research Grants

Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science studentship - 2014-2017

Current Teaching

PPR.201 - History of Philosophy

PPR.202 - Ethics: Theory and Practice (Seminars - Michaelmas)

PPR.392 - Feminist Philosophy 

PPR.321 - Reading Political Theory

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