• Conspiracy Theories, Scepticism, and Non-Liberal Politics
    Social Epistemology (N/A): 1-11. 2023.
    There has been much interest in conspiracy theories (CTs) amongst philosophers in recent years. The aim of this paper will be to apply some of the philosophical research to issues in political theory. I will first provide an overview of some of the philosophical discussions about CTs. While acknowledging that particularism is currently the dominant position in the literature, I will contend that the ‘undue scepticism problem’, a modified version of an argument put forward by Brian Keeley, is an …Read more
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    Knowledge and Social Facts in the Original Position
    Dialogue: Journal of Phi Sigma Tau 61 (2-3): 158-162. 2019.
    John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice allows social facts behind his veil-of-ignorance, thereby lessening the veil’s capacity for neutrality and defense of liberal principles. Rawls assumes social facts are discoverable without presupposed political values. But even if value-neutral social science is possible, real-world opinions, defined by political/social world-views, open the veil to bias since social facts from a non-liberal view may bolster non-liberal programmes. Alternatively, depriving those …Read more
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    Journal of Applied Philosophy, EarlyView.