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]

I have broad philosophical interests, but much of my work concerns where epistemology connects to questions about 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, courts evaluating evidence, voters deciding via the ballot-box, and academic groups making new discoveries.


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