I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at University College London, and a fellow of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research.

My research focuses primarily on utilitarianism and socialism, with my doctoral thesis arguing that recognising the social nature of persons makes utilitarianism more defensible.

I am also interested in moral problems relating to effective altruism, in Marxism, in the ethics of data, in the philosophy of race and gender, and in the nature of normativity, morality and politics.

I’m a co-editor of the public political philosophy site ‘What to do about now?’ – where we investigate the philosophical side of current affairs.

My preferred pronouns are he/him. You can find me on Twitter here, and email me at nikhil.venkatesh.16@ucl.ac.uk

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