Mette Leonard Høeg
Mette Leonard Høeg is a philosopher and literary critic. Originally from Denmark, she lives and works in the UK. She is a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College and is Carlsberg Foundation Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, conducting research at the intersection of literary studies, ethics and neuroscience. She holds a PhD in English from King's College London and is a Fulbright alumna. She has published widely on contemporary culture, literature and philosophy in Danish and British media. In her academic and journalistic work she explores the synergies between the natural sciences and the humanities, the value of poetry and aesthetics for individuals and collectives, fundamental and perennial existential concerns alongside new ethical problems related to the rise of anti-anthropocentrism, neurocentrism, new existential risks and post- and trans-humanism.