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Department of Philosophy

Kim Tullar

“I graduated from Durham in 2016 with a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy within Natural Sciences. I wrote theses for both Mathematics and Philosophy, for which I was awarded academic prizes. I was pleased with the scope given to include relevant mathematical material in my Philosophy thesis, `Clarifying and Solving Newcomb's Problem'. I enjoyed studying a diverse set of topics within Philosophy, which has helped me better understand and analyse Philosophy, Economics, Statistics and Logic. Studying Philosophy has also developed my critical thinking, rational argumentation and writing. I particularly enjoyed the tutorial system, which allowed me to discuss the reading with fellow students. During my time in Durham, I had the opportunity to attend countless talks on cutting edge philosophical research, hosted by the department and the Philosophy Society. I also participated in the society's 2016 conference, where I presented my paper `Illustrating Pearl's Approach to Causality with Examples and Responding to Cartwright's Criticisms'. This paper was inspired by research from my thesis, and discussions with lecturers at Durham, particularly Dr Uckelman and Professor Cartwright. Next year, I am going to study Economics at Cambridge University, with plans of pursuing an academic career in the subject. There is no doubt that I will utilise my philosophical skills and knowledge throughout my career.”