Epistemic Paternalism Reviewed in NDPR

Michael Bishop has a really generous and constructive review of my book Epistemic Paternalism: A Defence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

“In Character” video with Nate King

The Character Project at Wake Forest University just posted their first “In Character” video, featuring Nate King (Whitworth) and I talking to each other about our respective research on intellectual virtue.

Intellectual Deference in Episteme

Episteme will be publishing my paper “Procedural Justice and the Problem of Intellectual Deference“. The paper considers contexts where educators attempt to teach students how to avoid bias, and argues that the problem of people failing to heed such advice on account of overconfidence can be solved in two steps, the second of which involves educators communicating their intellectual advice in a procedurally just manner.

Interview on “New Books in Philosophy”

Robert Talisse recently interviewed me for New Books in Philosophy about my book Epistemic Paternalism: A Defence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). You can listen to the interview here.

Defending Epistemic Consequentialism in PQ

Philosophical Quarterly has accepted a paper that I’ve co-written with Jeffrey Dunn, defending epistemic consequentialism against a series of recent arguments by Selim Berker. You can access the paper here.

Rumsfeld is a Bad Epistemologist

Former U. S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a bad epistemologist. That’s one of the more important things we learn about him from Errol Morris’s recent documentary “The Unknown Known“. Read more here.

BA Grant: Epistemic Consequentlalism

I’ve been awarded a grant from the British Academy for a project on epistemic consequentialism, together with my co-investigator, Jeff Dunn (DePauw). As part of the project, we’ll be organising a workshop at LSE’s Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) in 2014 and an international conference on epistemic consequentialism at the University of Kent in 2015.