Max Fedoseev

Max Fedoseev

Position: Current PhD Student

School: School of Philosophy


Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 4107


- B. Eng. (Moscow State University of Telecommunications and Informatics), 2003;
- PhB and Honours in Philosophy (The Australian National University), 2015

I commenced my PhD in 2016 after completing an undergraduate degree in philosophy at the ANU. I work in political and social theory, focusing on structural injustice and, specifically, on the environmental crisis.

My PhD thesis explores the role of civil society and collective political action in addressing the environmental crisis. This attention to civil society and the duties of individuals qua citizens, I argue, is called for by the structural nature of the environmental crisis – the fact that the problem is not merely an aggregate outcome of many individuals’ actions, but is caused by existing social structures (such as economic and political institutions, social norms, conceptions of the good life, etc.). Individuals’ role in the maintenance and reproduction of environmentally problematic social structures grounds their political responsibility to collectively transform these social structures, which, I believe, leads to a normative account of environmental politics in which activity within civil society comes to the fore.

Political philosophy
Social Theory
Environmental Political Theory
Environmental Philosophy
Critical Theory

PHIL1004 – ANU – Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy (2017) – tutor
8716 – UC – Civil Society: Politics and Policy (2017) – tutor
PHIL2122 – ANU – Philosophy and Public Policy (2018) – tutor

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