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Dr Hane Maung

Formerly at Lancaster University

Hane Maung


Dr Hane Maung is a philosopher with interests in the conceptual, metaphysical, and ethical problems in medicine. Since 2017, he has been a postdoctoral research associate in philosophy for a Wellcome Trust funded project on the Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials at Lancaster University. Before his career in philosophy, he qualified in medicine and specialised as a psychiatrist in the National Health Service.

Hane attained his PhD in Philosophy from Lancaster University in 2017 with a thesis entitled “Do Psychiatric Diagnoses Explain? A Philosophical Investigation”, which was supervised by Dr Rachel Cooper and Dr Brian Garvey. In 2014, he completed an MPhil with distinction in Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health at the University of Pretoria. Before this, he graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MB BChir in Medicine in 2008, and a BA (Hons) in History and Philosophy of Science in 2005. He holds an MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Hane’s research areas include philosophy of medicine, philosophy of psychiatry, philosophy of mind, and bioethics. He has published papers on the semantics of diagnostic terms, the explanatory roles of medical diagnoses, and causal explanation in psychiatry. He is currently researching philosophical issues regarding the concept of infertility as a disorder.

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