OxPlore: What makes us who we are?

Dr Jonathan Pugh portrait

OUCs Dr Jonathan Pugh explores how our personalities and characteristics come together and what Philosophy can tell us about this interesting topic.

We’re born, we grow and develop over time but ultimately we stay the same person, right? Many factors shape who we are but what role does the mind, body and soul play in all this? And why do some people go on to commit crimes and cause harm? It’s a tricky one… let’s dig deeper and learn more about yourself with OxPlore's 'What makes us who we are?'.

The Home of Big Questions
Oxplore is an innovative digital outreach portal from the University of Oxford. As the ‘Home of Big Questions’ it aims to engage those from 11 to 18 years with debates and ideas that go beyond what is covered in the classroom. Big questions tackle complex ideas across a wide range of subjects and draw on the latest research undertaken at Oxford. Oxplore aims to realise aspirations, promote broader thinking and stimulate intellectual curiosity.