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Vanessa Rampton

McGill University

Vanessa Rampton is a Senior Research at ETH Zurich within the Chair of Practical Philosophy and an affiliate member of McGill University. She is an alumnus of the Branco Weiss Fellowship and holds a PhD from King’s College, University of Cambridge. Trained as an intellectual historian, the methodological core of her work involves pairing empirical examples with a historically informed, philosophical perspective. The central theme of her work is how normative concepts – of freedom, progress, and selfhood – are embedded in specific political and cultural practices, and the ramifications thereof.