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 Prof. Simon Beck

Position: Head of Department (Philosophy)
Department: Department of Philosophy
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Qualifications: PhD, Cape Town
Tel: 021 959 2507
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Email: sbeck@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Simon Beck (PhD, Cape Town) is Professor and Head of Department. He taught at Rhodes University, the University of Cape Town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal before joining UWC in 2012. His research interests are in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, especially around personal identity. He has published a number of papers on the role of thought-experiments in the personal identity debate, and has recently been working on the intersection between personal identity, thought-experiments and narrative. He teaches introductory philosophy, metaphysics, theory of knowledge and philosophy of mind.

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