VIRTUE ENVIRONMENTS WISDOM
EDINBURGH TAIPEI NUR-SULTAN
My research lies at the intersection of epistemology and value theory. I examine how environments may be adapted to promote attainment of valuable epistemic goods, such as intellectual virtue, knowledge, and wisdom. I'm interested in liberal and paternalist justificatory approaches for making such adaptions.
2. “Epistemic Environmentalism”, forthcoming in Journal of Philosophical Research. (Published on journal website. Not yet available in print).
3. “Reflection as a Master Virtue”, co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, for a special issue of Synthese. (Published on journal website. Not yet available in print).
4. “Virtue Epistemology and Confucian Philosophy”, co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, in The Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology, edited by Heather Battaly. New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
5. “Libertarian Paternalism is Hard Paternalism”, in Analysis 78(1):65-73, 2018.
6. “Knowledge: Knowledge Extended”, co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, in Extended Epistemology, edited by J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, Duncan Pritchard, and S. Orestis Palermos, 162-176. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
7. “The Contribution of Confucius to Virtue Epistemology”, co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, in Epistemology for the Rest of the World, edited by Masaharu Mizumoto, Stephen Stich and Eric McCready, 65-76. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
8. “Why Knowledge is Special”, in Philosophy, 92(2), 249-269, 2017.
9. “Law and Epistemology: An Account of Judgement” in Philosophical Analysis (in Chinese), co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, 3, 003, 2017.
10. "Review of Barry Allen's Vanishing Into Things", co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, in Philosophy East and West 67(4), 1299-1305, 2017.
11. “Wisdom: Understanding and the Good Life”, in Acta Analytica 31(3), 235-251, 2016.
12. “Real-Time Democracy”, in The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(2), 301-312, 2016.
13. “Skilful Reflection as an Epistemic Virtue”, co-authored with Chienkuo Mi, in Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy edited by Chienkuo Mi, Michael Slote, and Ernest Sosa, 34-48. New York: Routledge, 2016.
14. “Standard Gettier Cases: A Problem for Greco?”, in Grazer Philosophische Studien, vol. 90, 201-212, 2014.
15. “A Humean Account of Testimonial Justification”, in Logos and Episteme, vol. 5 (2), 209-219, 2014.
16. “The Value of Knowledge”, in Dialogue and Universalism, vol. 24(3), 84-88, 2014.
17. “Zagzebski on Rationality”, co-authored with Duncan Pritchard, European Journal for Philosophy of Religion (invited symposium on Zagzebski’s Epistemic Authority), 6, 39-46, 2014.
18. “Paternalism: An Analysis”, in Utilitas 28(02), 123-135, 2016
Positively Reviewed or Invited
1. A virtue theoretic approach to the ethics of belief. (Revise and resubmit.)
2. Paper on epistemic environmentalism. (Invited and submitted for journal special issue.)
3. Co-authored experimental philosophy paper on testimonal credit and blame. (Invited and submitted for edited volume.)
Submitted or In Preparation (selection)
1. Epistemic Environmentalism, monograph manuscript in preparation for submission to Oxford University Press.
2 . Comparative paper on wisdom in ancient Chinese philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy. (Under review.)
3. Virtue epistemological paper examining testimonial justification. (Under review.)
4. Short conceptual analysis piece on regret. (Under review.)
5. Paper examining the why be moral topic. (In preparation).
6. Paper on a virtue theoretical approach to political theory. (In preparation.)
7. Virtue epistemological paper on the nature of knowledge. (In preparation.)
8. Paper on epistemic environmentalism with co author. (In preparation.)
SEMINAR COURSE TAUGHT AT KAZAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY
“Themes in Ethics and Epistemology” (MA Seminar), 2013-2014.
Topics Include: Theories of the Good Life, Moral Impartiality and Singer’s “Famine, Affluence and Morality”, Virtue Ethics, Why Be Moral?, Virtue Politics and Perfectionism, Virtue Epistemology, Social Epistemology.
TOPICS TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
1. “Knowledge and Reality” (Undergraduate), 2011-2012:
The Value of Knowledge and Free Will.
2. “Themes in Epistemology” (Honours and MSc), 2010-2011:
The Primary Epistemic Goal(s).
COURSES TUTORED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
1. “Morality, Rationality and Value”, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
Topics Include: Meta-ethics, Virtue Ethics, Consequentialism, Deontology, Contractualism, Holism and Particularism.
2. “Knowledge and Reality”, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
Topics Include: The Gettier Problem, The Epistemology of Religious Belief, Modality, Properties, Causation, Personal Identity, Space and Time.
3. “Logic 1”, 2009-2010
Topics Include: Propositional Logic, Predicate Logic, Formalisation, Semantic, Tableaux, Binary Relations, Identity.
TOPICS TUTORED AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (NEW ERA PROGRAM)
1. Chinese Philosophy: Confucianism and Daoism, 2007.
2. Political Philosophy: Hobbes and Rousseau, 2007.
1. Topic: Wisdom, at Trinity College Dublin, 2018; Tongji University, 2017; East China Normal University, 2017; Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016; National University of Singapore, 2015; National Chung Cheng University, 2015; Tokyo University, 2014; N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, 2013.
2. Topic: Why Be Moral?, at Hong Kong University, 2016; Nanyang Technological University, 2015; National Tsing Hua University, 2015.
3. Topic: Epistemic Grace, at National Yang Ming University, 2014; St. Petersburg State University, 2013; Fudan University, 2013.
1. In May 2018 The Irish Times published an interview with me regarding my work on epistemic environmentalism. The Irish Times is one of Ireland’s leading national quality newspapers, click here to see the article.
2. In June 2018 I cooperated with US-based op-ed contributor Steve Neumann for a piece concerning virtue epistemology and democracy.
Steve has published op-eds in The New
York Times and The Washington Post.
1. In March 2017 I was awarded a Social Policy Grant from Nazarbayev University. The grant supports my research into epistemic environmentalism and is worth $10,000.
2. In September 2015 I was awarded funding lasting 11 months to undertake research on wisdom by the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology.
3. Funding was awarded by Soochow University in Taipei in February 2014 for postdoctoral research.
4. In September 2013 I was awarded funding worth several thousand pounds from Kazan Federal University to guest lecture for a three month period.
5. In March 2013 I secured funding of £2000 from the “Speaking My Language” program to present my research at universities in China.
6. In September 2010 I was awarded the Department of Philosophy’s Career Development Scholarship at the university of Edinburgh.