I’m a philosopher, currently Fellow of Philosophy & Public Policy in the
Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics.

Before this, I lived in a small town by the sea, working in the Arché Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews.

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[Art above by Peder Balke]

Much of my research is in traditional and social epistemology, particularly where these areas connect with questions about psychology, ethics, law, and politics.

A common theme of this work is looking at the aims and norms of inquiry in different contexts—individuals asking questions, within the courtroom, at the ballot-box, and among academic groups.


  • My paper “Rehabilitating Statistical Evidence” is forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • My paper “How Intellectual Communities Progress ” is forthcoming in Episteme