senior lecturer at Department of Philosophy, Practical Philosophy; Academic Staff
I am senior lecturer and docent (associate professor) in practical philosophy. Most of my research has been in the fields of normativity and value theory. I am the recipient of a Vetenskapsrådet grant from 2019 to 2022 for the research project, 'Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Reasons for Belief' and will be working on a monograph, tentatively titled Pragmatic Foundations of a Pluralist Theory of Theoretical Reason.
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My first post in philosophy was as a visiting assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University, after which I joined McGill University as an assistant professor and where I later an associate professor. I joined the department at Uppsala in autumn 2015. My first degree was in classics from Middlebury College, after which I read for an M.A. in philosophy at Bristol University under the supervision of Andrew Pyle and James Ladyman and then a D.Phil in Philosophy at Oxford University under the supervision of John Broome. I have held visiting fellowships or lectureships at the CSMN, Lund University, Oxford University, and Stockholm University and have been an academic visitor at the ANU. My primary research interests are in theoretical and practical reason and value theory. I am currently being funded by Veteskapsrådet on a three year project (2019-2022), Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Reasons for Belief. During this time my primary research focus will be writing a monograph, tentatively titled Pragmatic Foundations of a Pluralist Theory of Theoretical Reason.
Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Work of John Broome, a co-edited volume with Iwao Hirose. Oxford University Press: Oxford (2015).
Reasons for Belief, a co-edited volume with Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2011).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
& Wallbank, Rebecca. 'Trust, Testimony, and Reasons for Belief' in Epistemic Duties, Kevin McRae and Scott Stapleford (eds), Routledge: London (under contract).
“Normative Conflicts and the Structure of Normativity”, in Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Work of John Broome, Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015).
“Preface” with Iwao Hirose, in Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Work of John Broome, Iwao Hirose and Andrew Reisner (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015).
‘A Short Refutation of Strict Evidentialism’. Inquiry (5):1-9 (2014).
'Is the Enkratic Principle a Requirement of Rationality?', Organon F, 20, no 4, special volume on the enkratic principle (2013), pp 436-462.
'Leaps of Knowledge' in The Aim of Belief, Timothy Chan (ed), Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013), pp 167-183.
'Is there Reason to Be Theoretically Rational?', Reasons for Belief, Andrew Reisner and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp 34-53.
'Introduction' with Asbjorn Steglich-Petersen in Reasons for Belief, Andrew Reisner and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp 1-10.
'Metaethics for Everyone'. Problema, 4, special volume on the philosophy Ronald Dworkin (2010), pp 39-64.
'Abandoning the Buck-Passing Analysis of Final Value'. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 12, 4, (2009), pp.379-395.
'Unifying the Requirements of Rationality'. Philosophical Explorations, 12:3 (2009).
'The Possibility of Pragmatic Reasons for Belief and the Wrong Kind of Reason Problem'. Philosophical Studies, 145, 2, pp. 257-272 (2009).
'Weighing Pragmatic and Evidential Reasons for Belief'. Philosophical Studies, 138, 1, pp.17-27 (2008).
'Does Friendship Give us non-Derivative Partial Reasons?'. Les ateliers de l’éthique, 3, 1, pp.70-79 (2007.
'Evidentialism and the Numbers Game'. Theoria, 78, 4, pp. 304-16 (2007).
Review of The Domain of Reasons (2011, OUP) by John Skorupski. For Philosophical Review, 122 (3), (2013), pp. 661-664.
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
'Normativity: A Unit of', The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, London: Blackwells (forthcoming).
‘Prima Facie and Pro Tanto Oughts’, The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, London: Blackwells (2013).
‘John Broome’, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2015).
Unpublished Cited Works
'Why Rational Requirements Are Not Normative Requirements'
'Anchoring Diachronic Rationality'
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