Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham



I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

I am also a Visiting Research Fellow on the ‘Knowledgeable Democracy’ project in Amsterdam, as well as an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in London. I hold a British Academy Rising Star Award for a project on 'The Role of Truth in Politics'. This allowed me to create the Political Epistemology Network

My work is about the relationship between knowledge and practical life. Oxford University Press just published my book, What's the Point of Knowledge?

My next project is a book about the role of truth in politics, intended for wide readership and impact beyond academia.

You can learn more about my research here


Democratic Disagreement in a Digital Age
University College London. May 2019
Christ Church, Oxford. May 2019

Empathetic Understanding and Deliberative Democracy
Bled Epistemology Conference. June 2019
Social Epistemology Network Event. South Korea. June 2019
Humane Understanding Workshop, Fordham University. Mar 2019
Birkbeck Philosophy Society. Nov 2018   
  Georgetown Workshop on Political Epistemology. Oct 2018
   MANCEPT, Manchester. Sept 2018
   European Epistemology Network. June 2018  

Skepticism and the Point of Knowledge
Epistemic Conflicts Workshop. University of Cologne. July 2019   
 King’s College London. March 2019   
   APA Eastern Division, New York City. Jan 2019

Why Purists Should Be Infallibilists
APA Eastern Division, New York City. Jan 2019

What's the Point of Understanding?
Glasgow Workshop on Functionalism in Epistemology. May 2019
University of Nottingham. February 2019
   Tokyo Forum for Analytic Philosophy. Nov 2018
Tübingen Understanding Conference (Keynote Address). May 2018

Knowledge in a Post-Truth World
Institute of Philosophy. London. May 2018
The Politics of Post-Truth. Cumberland Lodge. Oct 2018   

Thought-Experimenting on Knowledge
   APA Central Division, Chicago. Feb 2018.

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

Photo by J. J. Ichikawa

I received an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College.

I received an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College.