Pornography and Dehumanization: The Essentialist DimensionAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 98 (4): 703-717. 2020.
In this paper I explore the relationship between social epistemology and relativism in the context of feminist epistemology. I do this by focusing on one particular branch of feminist epistemology - a branch known as standpoint theory - and investigating the connection between this view and epistemic relativism. I begin by defining both epistemic relativism and standpoint theory, and by briefly recounting the standard way that the connection between these two views is understood. The literature …Read more
Self-Knowledge in a Predictive Processing FrameworkReview of Philosophy and Psychology 10 (3): 563-585. 2019.In this paper I propose an account of self-knowledge based on a framework of predictive processing. Predictive processing understands the brain as a prediction-action machine that tries to minimize error in its predictions about the world. For this view to evolve into a complete account of human cognition we ought to provide an idea how it can account for self-knowledge – knowledge of one’s own mental states. I provide an attempt for such an account starting from remarks on introspection made by…Read more
Reflective Access, Closure, and Epistemological DisjunctivismEpisteme 1 (online first view): 1-21. 2019.In this paper, I consider the so-called Access Problem for Duncan Pritchard’s Epistemological Disjunctivism (2012). After reconstructing Pritchard’s own response to the Access Problem, I argue that in order to assess whether Pritchard’s response is a satisfying one, we first need an account of the notion of ‘Reflective Access’ that underpins Pritchard’s Epistemological Disjunctivism. I provide three interpretations of the notion of Reflective Access: a metaphysical interpretation, a folk interpr…Read more
Beliefs over avowals: Setting up the discourse on self-knowledgeEpisteme 18 (1): 66-81. 2021.Wright (1998) and Bar-On (2004) put pressure on the idea that self-knowledge as an explanandum should be identified with privileged belief formation. They argue that setting up the discourse on the level of belief and belief formation rules out promising approaches to explain self-knowledge. Hence, they propose that we should characterize self-knowledge on the level of linguistic practice instead. I argue against them that self-knowledge cannot be fully characterized by features of our linguisti…Read more
Pornography, ideology, and propaganda: Cutting both waysEuropean Journal of Philosophy 26 (4): 1417-1426. 2018.
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University of Texas at Austin
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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