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A postdoctoral research fellow post is available in the AHRC funded project “The Construction of Personal Identities Online”. This full-time research post will allow the postholder to pursue research into the philosophy of personal identities and the philosophy of information. The interdisciplinary project investigates an exploratory topic: what constitutes personal identity (PI) and what it means to be and remain the person that one is, when one’s PI is digitally mediated, that is, when one is embedded in virtual environments that provide unprecedented affordances and different constraints for development, as well as innovative opportunities of interactions with other agents both human and artificial. The postdoctoral research fellow will contribute primarily to identifying answers to the following questions, as part of the project: 1. How does one go about constructing, developing and preserving a personal identity online (PIO), through time and in a variety of environments? 2. Who am I online? How do I, as well as other people, define and re-identify myself online? What are the boundaries of what defines me as myself online

Year: 2011
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