I’m working on a dissertation in philosophy at Northwestern University. Check out my website for more info: https://joshuakissel.com/

My research centers on our conception of freedom and its realization. In short I argue that we should embrace a robust and nonmoralized understanding of freedom that sits somewhere between ordinary liberal and republican conceptions. I then argue for the importance of exit, voice or democracy, and, most controversially, egalitarian norms as the best means of securing this freedom.

When I’m not doing philosophy I enjoy eating vegan food (especially of the deep-fried variety), weight lifting, riding bikes and s…

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