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I'm a philosopher, working in epistemology, metaphysics, phil of mind, and philosophical logic.

I am currently starting a postdoc position with a project on knowledge-how.

also a bit of a programmer and musician, sometimes, not often.

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i feel like cartoons have mislead me about how effective the Power of Friendship actually is against evil

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Found out few minutes ago that I was commended for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence...

not a bad sensation, not bad at all 😜 😅

OK, thanks for the feedback! I have submitted the second topic.

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Unknown bug - what is this 

Y'all know what this is?

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Which Enlightenment Era philosopher would be the worst roommate?

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If you're on the fence about applying to be a presenter at give a holler!

We'd love to have you

Thinking of submitting something to .

Two ideas:

1) If we think of understanding in terms of compression, and if we examine how inquiry works, we notice that sometimes formulating a good puzzle requires making things apparently less compressible before making them compressible and thus more understandable. how does this work?

2) philosophers sometimes talk about knowledge of things as well as knowledge of propositions. can we make sense of knowledge of questions also?

zoom 5.11 on linux can now share the screen when using wayland. finally!

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Someday I will learn to write my papers in the format specified by my publications but today is not that day.

Made some changes to one of the papers that got rejected earlier this year and submitted it to a different journal. Hope it does well.

another draft complete. again a long paper (~12k words). really need to start writing shorter pieces...

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Here ye Here ye

If you would like to present at the fediverse's free and absolutely volunteer run and fully interdisciplinary conference going on for its third year?
Well have I got news for you - you can

Please holler at me, DM @SummerSchool any questions you have.
Can't wait to see y'all in class 😎

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this was a class where I made the mistake of having my students read way more difficult things than strictly speaking necessary, and I was left with the impression that it had been more of a disaster than anything else. so i'm really glad that at least it worked for some of them.

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just got an email from a teacher I TA'ed for in 2017-2018 for a BA level class on Theory of Knowledge, forwarding an email he got from a student. they wanted to add me to the acknowledgements of their masters thesis, because they thought the fact that I made them read female philosophers made a difference for them, and one of the topics we discussed back then (epistemic injustice) was central to their current work. BIG PROUD MOMENT. :BlobCatSurprised: :BlobCatHeart: :BlobCatMelt:

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Hey everybody, I'm in the process of starting the data collection part of my thesis on Why people are Joining Mastodon. I'm looking for people who would be interested in participating in an interview to share their experiences about their time on the platform. If you want to
participate or have any advice (which I really appreciate) please dm me. Thank you all very much!

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thinking about cases that are considered distinctive in the realm of auditory perception... what is the one reason you would think to in order to regard speech perception and listening to music as "special cases"?

also, are they really special? why?

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A Priori Knowledge of Whether This Substance is Butter is Impossible

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9 June talk by Jenann Ismael Leuven+online 

On Thursday at 5pm (Brussels time) Jenann Ismael ( will give the talk:
“Nowhere Else but in the Here and Now”;
Temporality, incompressibility, and creativity in human action.

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