Mr Matthew Perry

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Biography

I completed my BA in Philosophy Politics and Economics at The University of Manchester in 2018. I was awarded the Dean's Award, the PPE Final Year Award and the Norman Geras prize for Political Theory. During my undergraduate I was also one of the Chief Editors and Co-Founder of Juncture, The University of Manchester Undergraduate Politics Journal.

In 2018, I accepted an ESRC funded 1+3 studentship in Political Theory at The University of Manchester, through which I subsequently completed my MA in 2019. I have now begun doctoral research towards completion of my PhD.

My supervisors are Dr Liam Shields and Dr Richard Child at the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT). I conduct research into the concept of Dignity and the justification of basic "human" rights.

Further information

You can find me on academia.edu at: https://manchester.academia.edu/MatthewWrayPerry

Conference and Workshop Papers:

  • MANCEPT Away Day, 2018: "What is the point of Dignity?"
  • Brave New World, 2019, Manchester: "Potential People and Superchimps: Do infants have the same rights-status as chimpanzees?"
  • IVR World Congress, 2019, Lucerne: "Dignity: The Grounds of "Human" Rights as Human Needs"

Keywords

  • Dignity, Justice, Rights, Moral Status, Equality, Ethics

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Master of Arts, Political Science - Political Theory (Research Route), The University of Manchester
  • 2018 - Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, The University of Manchester