Deputy Director, Institute of Philosophy, University of London

About

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 at Senate House in Bloomsbury – a building that inspired Orwell's description of the Ministry of Truth in Nineteen Eighty-Four

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? 

My next project is a book about the role of truth in politics, intended for wide readership and impact beyond academia. I also dabble in cognitive science, ethics, and philosophy of language. You can learn more about my research here


I hold a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for my project on 'Political Epistemology: The Role of Truth in Politics'. 

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

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


RECENT AND UPCOMING TALKS

Veritism and Epistemic Democracy
   MANCEPT, Manchester. Sept 2018
   European Epistemology Network. June 2018  

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

Why Purists Should Be Skeptics
   APA Eastern Division, New York City. Jan 2019. 
  Joint Session of Mind and Aristotelian Society, Oxford. July 2018. 
  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? 
Tübingen Understanding Conference (Keynote Address). May 2018.  
    APA Eastern Division, Savannah. Jan 2018.
  Guest Lecture, KU Leuven. Jan 2018.

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

Epistemic Universalism: An Aristotelian Approach
   The Epistemic Significance of the Non-Epistemic, Osnabrück. June 2018.

 
 This is a photo of me reaching for reason.  (© J. J. Ichikawa)

This is a photo of me reaching for reason.  (© 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.


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

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


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

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