Menu Close
Professor of Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of Leeds

I work on a range of topics in metaphysics, philosophy of science and epistemology, as well as trespassing on to truth and metaethics.

My book, Critical Introduction to Formal Epistemology, was published in 2015. In it I explain how the use of probabilities is shaping epistemology. Beginning with the basics of probability and Bayesianism, I show how representing degrees of belief using probabilities informs central debates in epistemology. As well as discussing induction, the paradox of confirmation and the main challenges to Bayesianism, this comprehensive overview covers objective chance, peer disagreement, the concept of full belief, and the traditional problems of justification and knowledge. Subjecting each position to a critical analysis, it explains the main issues in formal epistemology, and the motivations and drawbacks of each position.

I have a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University (2007) an MA in philosophy from University College London (2001) and a BSc in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics (2000).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Leeds


  • 2007 
    Stanford University, PhD Philosophy