Research

Overview

My research lies at the intersection of ethics and epistemology. I am interested in the possibility and nature of moral knowledge – as well as its place within our scientific worldview. I also enjoy thinking about analogous issues in related domains such as mathematics, logic and modality.

My PhD thesis examines whether objective moral knowledge is compatible with what we learn from evolutionary biology. I argue that it is: the discoveries of evolutionary biology about how moral beliefs are formed don’t undermine the possibility of moral knowledge, even though they should significantly shape our understanding of its nature. To establish that, I address a wide range of issues in contemporary epistemology, from the relevance of explanation to justification, to the nature of reliability and the epistemic significance of higher-order evidence.

Papers & Work in Progress

  1. [Paper on Epistemic Luck and Moral Epistemology] (under review)
  2. [Paper on Evolutionary Debunking and Higher-Order Evidence of Error] (under review)
  3. [Paper on Evolutionary Debunking and Companion in Guilt Strategies] (in progress)
  4. [Paper on Evolutionary Debunking, Reliability and Epistemic Luck] (in progress)

Email me for available drafts. Feedback is always welcome.

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