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Joshua Habgood-Coote

Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Leeds

I'm a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Leeds in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science. I work on epistemology, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of technology. Before that, I was a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Bristol. Earlier still, I did my PhD in the joint St Andrews/Stirling programme.

My research is mainly in epistemology and the philosophy of language. I’m interested in how we should think about knowledge and inquiry, given our nature as practical and social creatures. I’ve written about the nature of practical knowledge, collective inquiry, and which concepts we should us to think about knowledge. I’ve also written about misinformation, social media, deepfakes, and search engines.


  • 2021–2024
    research fellow, university of leeds
  • 2017–2021
    vice chancellor's fellow, University of Bristol


  • 2017 
    University of St Andrews and University of Stirling, PhD