Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001 – 2007
    Reader in Philosophy at Bristol University.

  • 1996
    Lecturer in Philosophy at Bristol University (permanent).

  • 1995 – 1996
    Lectureship at University College, Oxford.

  • 1994 – 1996
    Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • 1994 – 1995
    Lectureship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Selected publications

  • 2018. Fallibilism: Evidence and Knowledge. (Research monograph). OUP.

  • 2017. “Blame and wrongdoing”. Episteme, 14, 3: 2-22. DOI: 10.1017/epi.2017.23.

  • 2015. “Contextualism about evidential support”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 92, 2: 329-354

  • 2015. “Evidence and epistemic evaluation”. Oxford Studies in Epistemology, V: 39-60.

  • 2014. “Shifty talk: knowledge and causation”. Philosophical Studies 167: 183-99.

  • 2014. “Impurism, practical reasoning, and the threshold problem.” Nous 48, 1: 179-92.

  • 2013. “Experimental-philosophy, contextualism and subject-sensitive invariantism”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86, 2: 233-494.

  • 2013. “Intuitions, evidence and hopefulness”. Synthese 190, 12: 2021-2046.

  • 2012. “Assertion and practical reasoning: common or divergent epistemic standards”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 84, 1:123-157.

  • 2012. Knowledge Ascriptions. (Edited collection with Gerken). OUP.

  • 2011. Assertion. (Edited collection with Cappelen). OUP.

  • 2011. “Thought experiments and philosophical evidence”. Dialectica special issue on justification, 65, 4: 493-516.

  • 2010. “Knowledge and Assertion”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81, 3: 549–566.

  • 2008. “Subject-Sensitive Invariantism and the Knowledge Norm for Practical Reasoning”. Nous 42, 2: 167-189.

  • 2004. Anti-Individualism and Knowledge, MIT Press. (Research monograph)



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 2017 – 2018 Mind Senior Research Fellowship, Epistemic blame. (£50,000).

  • 2010 – 2013 Leverhulme Institutional Network Grant (Intuitions and Philosophical Methodology); £58, 352 toward workshops and visits from philosophers at Oxford, Yale, Princeton, MIT, North Carolina Chapel Hill, Texas (Austin), CUNY Graduate Centre.

  • 2008 – 2012 AHRC Research Grant (4 years; £875,260): Intuitions and Philosophical Methodology (PI Brown; co-investigator Cappelen; employing two postdocs and two PhD students).

  • 2007 AHRC Research Leave Award, Knowledge, assertion and action (£26,693)

  • 2001 – 2003 Philip Leverhulme Prize (£50,000)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2018-)

  • Editor of Philosophical Quarterly (2013-), a leading international philosophy journal with over 900 submissions per year.

  • Associate editor (Epistemology) for the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (2015-)

  • Associate editor, Episteme (2012-13)

  • AHRC Peer Review College member (2014-)

  • Peer reviewer for grant applications. (The Leverhulme Trust, UK; The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK; The Academy of Finland; Deutsche Forschung Gemeinschaft; The Netherlands Institute for Scientific Research, VIDI scheme).

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