Welcome! I am the Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London. We aim to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience. We are based in the Senate House in Bloomsbury, which inspired Orwell's description of the Ministry of Truth in Nineteen Eighty-Four

I am also a Visiting Research Fellow at VU Amsterdam, working on ‘Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquiry’. 

Beyond these roles, I am a Fellow in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities, where I teach Ethics and Epistemology. 


The main area of my research is epistemology, especially social epistemology. I am currently finalizing a book, under contract with Oxford University Press, titled What's the Point of Knowledge?  

I also work in cognitive science, ethics, and philosophy of language. More recently, I've been working at the intersection of epistemology and political philosophy, specifically on the role of truth in politics. 


Talks in Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Knowledge in a Post-Truth World
   MANCEPT, Manchester, Sept 2017
   DHEPCAT Conference, Delft University, Dec 2017

Why Purists Should Be Skeptics
   New Trends in Epistemology, Hamburg. Oct 2017. 
   Bloomsbury Epistemology Group, London. Nov 2017. 

Skepticism and the Point of Knowledge
   University of Vienna, Nov 2017.

What's the Point of Understanding? 
   APA, Eastern Division, Jan 2018.
   Philosophy Guest Lecture, KU Leuven, Jan 2018.
   Philosophy Research Seminar. New College of the Humanities, Feb 2018.

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

Epistemic Universalism: An Aristotelian Approach
   Osnabrück, June 2018.

 
This is a photo of me reaching for reason. 

This is a photo of me reaching for reason. 


I was lucky enough to pursue an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College. 

I was lucky enough to pursue an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, King's College


I run the Bloomsbury Epistemology Group. We're a ragtag group of epistemologically inclined individuals who meet fortnightly in the Senate House. 

I run the Bloomsbury Epistemology Group. We're a ragtag group of epistemologically inclined individuals who meet fortnightly in the Senate House. 


I am co-organizing a Political Epistemology conference in London on May 10-11. 

I am co-organizing a Political Epistemology conference in London on May 10-11.