Matthew Whittingham publishes PhD thesis

Kent alumnus Dr Matthew Whittingham, who completed his doctorate in the Department of Philosophy, has published his thesis as The Self and Social Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Matthew’s book is concerned with the human individual and her relationship with the communities of which she is a member. It argues against the traditional atomistic view that individuals are essentially independent of the social relations into which they enter, and instead argues for the holistic view that we are essentially social beings who cannot exist apart from normative communities.

Matthew’s PhD was supervised by Professor Sean Sayers.

To find out more about the book, please see the publisher’s webpage here.