• Keele University
    Philosophy - School of Social, Political and Global Studies
    Other faculty (Postdoc, Visiting, etc)
  •  5
    Safely Denying Phenomenal Conservatism
    Erkenntnis 1-16. forthcoming.
    Phenomenal Conservatism is an ethics of belief that has received considerable support in recent years. One of the main arguments for it is the Self-Defeat Argument. The argument claims that the denial of Phenomenal Conservatism is self-defeating. The argument is at present highly controversial, with both supporters and critics. Critics have failed to discern the real problems with the argument: that there are reasons to deny Phenomenal Conservatism that avoid the self-defeat in question and the …Read more
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    Scepticism without Knowledge-Attributions
    Logos and Episteme 11 (2): 133-148. 2020.
    The sceptic says things like “nobody knows anything at all,” “nobody knows that they have hands,” and “nobody knows that the table exists when they aren't looking at it.” According to many recent anti-sceptics, the sceptic means to deny ordinary knowledge attributions. Understood this way, the sceptic is open to the charge, made often by Contextualists and Externalists, that he doesn't understand the way that the word “knowledge” is ordinarily used. In this paper, I distinguish a form of Sceptic…Read more
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    Introduction: Methods in Normative Political Theory/Philosophy
    with Ruhi Demiray
    Public Reason 9 (1-2). 2017.
    This special volume of Public Reason consists of the papers developed out of the delegates` presentations in two subsequent ECPR Summer School on Methods in Normative Political Theory/Philosophy at Keele University organized in 2014 and 2015. They reflect the diversities of the problems and the richness of the discussions concerning the methodologies in contemporary philosophy, as they were discussed deeply in the foregoing events. In other words, they well illustrate the multi-layered and multi…Read more
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    Can I Know that Anything Exists Unperceived?
    Logos and Episteme 9 (3): 245-260. 2018.
    It is well known that G.E Moore brought about a revival of Realism with his classic “The Refutation of Idealism.” Three decades later W.T. Stace wrote an unfortunately less famous paper, “The Refutation of Realism.” In that paper, Stace claims that “we do not know that a single entity exists unperceived.” This paper provides an interpretation of Stace's argument and maintains that it has yet to be adequately addressed by contemporary epistemology.
  • SAR11 bacteria linked to ocean anoxia and nitrogen loss
    with D. Tsementzi, J. Wu, S. Deutsch, S. Nath, L. M. Rodriguez-R., P. Ranjan, N. Sarode, R. R. Malmstrom, C. C. Padilla, B. K. Stone, M. la BristowLarsen, J. B. Glass, B. Thamdrup, T. Woyke, K. T. Konstantinidis, and F. J. Stewart
    © 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.Bacteria of the SAR11 clade constitute up to one half of all microbial cells in the oxygen-rich surface ocean. SAR11 bacteria are also abundant in oxygen minimum zones, where oxygen falls below detection and anaerobic microbes have vital roles in converting bioavailable nitrogen to N 2 gas. Anaerobic metabolism has not yet been observed in SAR11, and it remains unknown how these bacteria contribute to OMZ biogeoche…Read more
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    A phenomenal conservative perspective on religious experience
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 81 (3): 247-261. 2017.
    Can religious experience justify belief in God? We best approach this question by splitting it in two: Do religious experiences give their subjects any justification for believing that there is a God of the kind they experience? And Does testimony about such experiences provides any justification for believing that there is a God for those who are not the subject of the experience? The most popular affirmative answers trace back to the work of Richard Swinburne, who appeals to the Principle of C…Read more