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Research interests

 

By area, I work in epistemology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and the philosophical traditions of Asia and Continental Europe.

 

By topic, I work on education, epistemic virtues and vices, epistemic humility, epistemic injustice, illness, scientism, science and religion, the nature of a religious life, and the life and thought of Paul Feyerabend

Research areas

 

·         Epistemology

Publications

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Journal of Applied Philosophy (Special issue on applied epistemology, edited by Miranda Fricker and David Coady), forthcoming.

§  ‘Charging Others with Epistemic Vice’, The Monist 99(3). (Special issue on virtues, edited by Mark Alfano), forthcoming.

§  ‘Intellectual Humility, Confidence, and Argumentation’, Topoi, forthcoming.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Integrity, Virtue, and the Authority of Science’, Social Epistemology, forthcoming.

§  ‘Inevitability, Contingency, and Epistemic Humility’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 55 (2016): 12-19.

§  The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice (co-edited with José Medina and Gaile Pohlhaus) (London: Routledge: projected 2016).

§  Epistemic Injustice in Medicine and Healthcare’, co-authored with Havi Carel, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge), commissioned. 

§  Epistemic Injustice and Religion’, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge), commissioned. 

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy 17(4) (2014): 529-540.

§  ‘Educating for Epistemic Humility’, in Jason Baehr (ed.), Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology (London: Routledge), forthcoming.

§  ‘Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?’, Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels, and René van Woudenberg (eds.) Scientism: Prospects and Problems (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48 (2014): 67-74.

§  ‘Epistemic Vices in Public Debate: The Case of New Atheism’, in Christopher Cotter and Philip Quadrio (eds.), New Atheism’s Legacy: Critical Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences (Dordrecht: Springer), forthcoming.

§  ‘Pierre Duhem’s Epistemic Aims and the Intellectual Virtue of Humility’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 185-189.

 

Events

§  Understanding Epistemic Injustice. University of Bristol, 26-27 June 2014.

 

Conference papers

§  'Epistemic Humility in Fin-De-Siècle Intellectual Culture’, The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtues in the Humanities, 1860-1930 at Leiden, 27-28 August.

§  ‘Epistemic Virtues in Scientific Practice: A User’s Guide’, 2015 Meeting of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 June 2015.

§  ‘Are Climate Change Deniers Epistemically Dogmatic?’, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Knowledge, Durham, 28 May 2015.

§  ‘Thinking Together: Aggressive Adversariality and Intellectual Humility’, Virtuous Adversariality, Durham, May 26 2015.

§  ‘Deep Humility: The Metaphysics of Intellectual Humility’, Intellectual Humility, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 25 April.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Lessons for Integrated HPS’, Tenth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, Durham, 17 April.

§  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March 2015.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility: Virtue, Argumentation, Status, and Bias’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 10 February 2015.

§  ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change, Humility, and ‘Epistemic Activism’’, Philosophy and Public Policy, Durham University, 31 October 2014.

§  ‘Beautiful Souls, Vicious Minds, and the ‘Aesthetics of the Intellect’’, Durham University Philosophical Society. 23 October 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel), Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and Philosophy’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 17 June 2014.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’. Patient Knowledge and Involvement in Healthcare, University of Lancaster, 12 May 2014.

§  ‘Chilly Climates and ‘the Nice Bloke Trap’. Bias, Blokes, and Brunch, GAG/EIDOS, University of Durham, 30 April 2014.

§  ‘Academic Integrity Up in Smoke?’. Integrity Lost, Integrity (Re)Gained, Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society, 12 April 2014.

§  ‘Credibility Appraisals in Healthcare Encounters’. North-East Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network, University of Durham, 23 January 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and the Collapse of Western Civilization’. University of Durham Philosophical Society. 24 October 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility’. Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CAMPoS). University of Cambridge, 22 May 2013.

§  ‘Are There Scholarly Virtues?’. Castle Scholars Seminar Series, University of Durham, 1 May 2013.

§  Integrated HPS Is Necessary To Understand The Role Of Epistemic Virtues in Science: The Case of Crookes' Spooks’. Eighth UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: Convincing the Sceptics, University of Aberdeen, 11-12 April 2013.

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Psychical Research in the History of Medicine and the Sciences, University College London, 25-29 January 2013.

§  Happy Marriage or Ménage A Trois? Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Third-Party Mediators, and Virtue Epistemology’. Seventh UK Integrated History and Philosophy of the Sciences: The Many Ways of Integrating HPS, UCL, 28-29 June 2012.

§  ‘Can An Epistemically Virtuous Archaeologist Repatriate Human Remains?’ University of Durham Archaeology Society Conference, 28 April, invited 2012.

§  ‘Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Epistemic Virtues’. Phenomenology and Naturalism, Royal Institute of Philosophy conference 2011, University of the West of England, 31 August-2 September 2011.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Kuhn, and Virtue Epistemology’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Sussex, 7-8 July 2011.

§  ‘A Role for Epistemic Virtues in Archaeological Practice? The Case Of ‘Epistemic Beneficence’’. Third Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, 22-24 June 2011.

§  ‘The Moral Historiography of Epistemic Humility as a Problem for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science’. Sixth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Cambridge, 18-19 April 2011.

§  ‘Is It Intellectually Virtuous To Be An Epistemic Pluralist?’ Fifth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Exeter, 27-28 June 2010.

 

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·         Philosophy of Medicine

 Publications

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Journal of Applied Philosophy (Special issue on applied epistemology, edited by Miranda Fricker and David Coady), forthcoming.

§  Epistemic Injustice in ‘Medicine and Healthcare’, co-authored with Havi Carel, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge, 2016), forthcoming.

§  Phenomenology, Psychiatric Illness, and Religious Commitment’, in Alasdair Coles and Fraser Watts (eds.), Neurology and Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

§  ‘Transformative Suffering and the Cultivation of Virtues’. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, forthcoming.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy 17(4) (2014): 529-540.

§  ‘A Pluralist Challenge to ‘Integrative Medicine’: Feyerabend and Popper on the Cognitive Value of Alternative Medicine’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44/3 (2013): 392-400.

§  ‘Can Illness be Edifying?’. Inquiry 55.5 (2012): 496-520.

§  Biopiracy and the Ethics of Medical Heritage: The Case of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library’. Journal of Medical Humanities 33/3(2012): 175-83.

§  ‘Can Illness Make Me A Better Person?’, invited entry for the University of Durham Centre for Medical Humanities blog, February 2012 (click here)

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Making Sense of Moral Pathography’, Sixth Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, Bristol, 11-12th August 2015.

§  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March 2015.

§  ‘Illness, Virtue, and Exemplarist Ethics’, Centre for Ethics, University of Leeds, February 25, 2015.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel), Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June 2014.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’. Patient Knowledge and its Role in Healthcare, University of Lancaster, 12 May 2014.

§  ‘Credibility Appraisals in Healthcare Encounters’. North-East Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network, University of Durham, 23 January 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Concepts of Health Seminar Series, Kings College London, 26 November.

§  ‘Nietzsche, Buddhism, and the Significance of Illness’. 19th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. University College Cork, 20-22 September, 2013.

§  Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Edification’. Illness, Narrative, Phenomenology, University of Bristol, 9 July, 2013.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’ (co-authored with Havi Carel), Centre for Medical Humanities seminar, University of Durham, 24 June, 2013.

§  ‘Can Experiences of Illness Be Morally Improving?’. Understanding Human Flourishing, University of Durham, 16-17 May, 2013.

§   ‘Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Moral Growth’. Narrating Time seminar series, University of Durham, 21 February, 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, 6 February 2013.

§  ‘Recovering Edification as a Source of Value’. Understanding Value, University of Sheffield, 11-13 July 2012.

§  ‘Can Illness Be Edifying?’. Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Durham, 23 February 2012.

 

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·         Philosophy of Religion

Publications

§  ‘Humility in World Religious Traditions: (Part I): Religious Conceptions of Reality’, Philosophy Compass (due 30 November 2016)

§  ‘Humility in World Religious Traditions: (Part II): Religious Comportments’, Philosophy Compass (due 30 November 2016)

§  ‘Beauty, Virtue, and Religious Exemplars’, Religious Studies, forthcoming.

§  ‘Nature, Mystery, and Morality: A Daoist View’. Religious Studies 51(2) (2015): 165-181.

§  Phenomenology, Psychiatric Illness, and Religious Commitment’, in Alasdair Coles and Fraser Watts (eds.), Neurology and Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

§  Epistemic Injustice and Religion’, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge), commissioned. 

§  ‘Transformative Suffering and the Cultivation of Virtues’. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, forthcoming.

§  ‘Emotion, Religious Practice, and Cosmopolitan Secularism’. Religious Studies 50/2 (2014): 139-156.

§  ‘Is Naturalism Bleak?’. Environmental Values 22/6 (2013): 689-702.

§  ‘A Phenomenological Challenge to “Enlightened Secularism”‘. Religious Studies 49/3 (2013): 377-398.

§  ‘Receptivity to Mystery’. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012): 51-68.

§  Mystery and Humility (co-edited with Guy Bennett-Hunter), special section of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012).

 

Events organised

§  Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Religion. University of Durham, 2015.

§  Faith, Trust, and Religious Belief, University of Durham, 16 July 2014.

§  Religious Fictionalism, University of Durham, 5 December 2012.

§  Mystery, Humility, and Religious Practice, University of Durham, 14 June 2011.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Religious Beauties’. Centre for Philosophy of Religion, University of Leeds, 20 November..

§  ‘Science and Spirituality’, Newcastle Philosophical Society, 20 September.

§  ‘Deep Wonder’. Wonder Symposium, University of Durham, 19 March 2014.

§  ‘Religious Existentialism’. ‘Existential Café’. University of Durham Philosophical Society 27 February 2014.

§  ‘Why Most Science and Religion Debates Are Useless’. University of Durham Theology Society, 26 February 2014.

§  ‘Sages as Symbols’. Conceptual Boundaries of Symbolism, University of Durham, 31 January 2014.

§  ‘Buddhism, Science, and Soteriology’. Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context. University of Durham, 11 July 2013.

§  ‘Nature’s Mystery’. International Society for Environmental Ethics: Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy. University of East Anglia, 12-14 June 2013.

§  ‘Spiritual Praxis and Religious Education’. Religion, Education, and Critical Realism: Inter-disciplinary Dialogue about Reality, Knowledge and the Pursuit of Truth, Oxford Brookes University, 7–8 September 2012.

§  ‘Is a Religious Life One Of Embodied Virtue?’. Embodied Religion: The 19th Conference of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Soesterberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 30 August-2 September 2012.

§  ‘Can Theological Virtues Be Secularised?’. Religion and Catastrophes interdisciplinary workshop, Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, University of Durham, 15 December 2010.

 

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·         Philosophy of Science

 Publications

§  Reappraising Feyerabend (co-edited with Matthew Brown, UT Dallas), special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

§  Feyerabend on Politics, Education, and Scientific Culture’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Integrity, Virtue, and the Authority of Science’, Social Epistemology, forthcoming.

§  ‘“What’s So Great about Science?” Feyerabend on Science, Ideology, and the Cold War’, in Elena Aronova and Simone Turchetti (eds.), The Politics of Science Studies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming.

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§  ‘Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences’, co-authored with Robin Hendry, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 55 (2016): 1-2.

§  ‘Inevitability, Contingency, and Epistemic Humility’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 55 (2016): 12-19.

§  ‘What's So Great About Feyerabend? 'Against Method', Forty Years On’, Metascience 24 (2015): 343-349..

§  ‘Doing Science An Injustice: Midgley on Scientism’, in Ian James Kidd and Elizabeth McKinnell (eds.), Science and the Self: Animals, Ethics, and Evolution (London: Routledge), 151-167.

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48 (2014): 67-74.

§  ‘A Pluralist Challenge to ‘Integrative Medicine’: Feyerabend and Popper on the Cognitive Value of Alternative Medicine’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44/3 (2013): 392-400.

§  ‘Feyerabend on Science and Education’. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47/3 (2013): 407–422.

§  ‘Feyerabend on the Ineffability of Reality’. Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities, Asa Kasher and Jeanne Diller (eds.) (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2013), 849-860.

§  ‘Historical Contingency and the Impact of Scientific Imperialism’. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27/3 (2013):  317-326 (with a reply from Steve Clarke and Adrian Walsh).

§  ‘Science and the Making of Modernity’. Annals of Science 70/1 (2013): 101-104. [This was one of the top ten most-read papers in the Taylor and Francis group of history of science journals]

§  ‘Essay Review of Paul Feyerabend, Against Method (London: Verso, 2010) and The Tyranny of Science (London: Polity, 2011)’. Philosophical Investigations (2012): 92-94.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Pseudo-Dionysius, and the Ineffability of Reality’. Philosophia 40/2 (2012): 365-377.

§  ‘Rethinking Feyerabend: The ‘Worst Enemy of Science’?’. PLoS Biology 9(10) (2012): e1001166. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001166 (invited paper for the highest-rated biological science journal, c. 8000 views).

§  ‘Pierre Duhem’s Epistemic Aims and the Intellectual Virtue of Humility’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 185-189.

§  ‘Objectivity, Abstraction and the Individual: The Influence of Søren Kierkegaard on Paul Feyerabend’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 125-134.

§  ‘The Contingency of Science and the Future of Philosophy’. Philosophy’s Future, Eric Dietrich and Zach Weber (eds.), special issue of Essays in Philosophy vol. 12, no. 12 (2011), 312-328.

§  ‘Method in the Madness: Feyerabend’s Philosophical Pluralism’. Metascience vol. 17 (2008): 469-473.

 

Events organised

§  Feyerabend 2015: Forty Years ‘Against Method’. University of Durham, 2015.

§  Unconceived Alternatives and Scientific Realism. University of Durham. 1-2 July 2013.

§  Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Durham, 25 June 2012.

§  Science, Contingency, and Pluralism, University of Durham, 30 November 2010.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Feyerabend on the Contingency of Science’, Feyerabend 2015: Forty Years ‘Against Method’, Durham, 15-16 July.

§  ‘Epistemic Virtues in Scientific Practice: A User’s Guide’, 2015 Meeting of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 June 2015.

§  ‘What’s So Great About Feyerabend?’, 5th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, UT Dallas, 19-22 May.

§  ‘Are Climate Change Deniers Epistemically Dogmatic?’, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Knowledge, Durham, 28 May 2015.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Lessons for Integrated HPS’, Tenth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, Durham, 17 April 2015.

§  ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change, Humility, and ‘Epistemic Activism’’, Philosophy and Public Policy, Durham University, 31 October 2014.

§  ‘Charles Hoy Fort, ‘the Foe of Science’, and the Historiography of Scientific Anomalies’, Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds, 28 October.

§  ‘Why Most Science and Religion Debates Are Useless’. University of Durham Theology Society, 26 February 2014.

§  ‘Kitcher, Rawls, and Public Reason’. The Special Role of Science in a Liberal Democracy. University of Copenhagen, 21 November 2013.

§  ‘What’s So Great About Science?’. Newcastle Philosophical Society. 2 November 2013.

§  ‘Unconceived Alternatives and Epistemic Humility’. Unconceived Alternatives and Scientific Realism. University of Durham. 1-2 July 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility’. Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CAMPoS). University of Cambridge, 22 May 2013.

§  Integrated HPS Is Necessary To Understand The Role of Epistemic Virtues in Science: The Case of Crookes' Spooks’. Eighth UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: Convincing the Sceptics, University of Aberdeen, 11-12 April 2013.

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Psychical Research in the History of Medicine and the Sciences, University College London, 25-29 January 2013.

§  ‘Science, Choice, and Hegemony: Making Sense of Feyerabend’s Political Philosophy’. Reassessing Feyerabend’s Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 8-12 September 2012.

§  ‘Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism’. Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

§  Happy Marriage or Ménage A Trois? Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Third-Party Mediators, and Virtue Epistemology’. Seventh UK Integrated History and Philosophy of the Sciences: The Many Ways of Integrating HPS, UCL, 28-29 June 2012.

§  ‘We Should Reject Inevitabilism’. Historiography and the Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Durham, 25 June 2012.

§  ‘Is The Scientific Style of Explanation Privileged?’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 21 June.

§  Charles Hoy Fort, “The Foe of Science”: Presenting An Entirely Unknown Antecedent to Thomas Kuhn and His Model of Science’. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Workshop, University of Durham, 19 June 2012.

§   ‘Can An Epistemically Virtuous Archaeologist Repatriate Human Remains?’ University of Durham Archaeology Society Conference, 28 April 2012.

§  ‘What Can The History Of Science Tell Us About Its Future?’ British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 14-17 July 2011.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Kuhn, and Virtue Epistemology’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Sussex, 7-8 July, 2011.

§  ‘A Role for Epistemic Virtues in Archaeological Practice? The Case of ‘Epistemic Beneficence’’. Third Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, 22-24 June 2011.

§  ‘The Moral Historiography of Epistemic Humility as a Problem for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science’. Sixth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Cambridge, 18-19 April 2011.

§  ‘Pluralism, Humility, and the Radical Contingency of Science’. Science, Contingency, and Pluralism, University of Durham, 30 November 2010.

§  ‘Is It Intellectually Virtuous To Be An Epistemic Pluralist?’ Fifth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Exeter, 27-28 June 2010.

§  ‘Pluralism and the Ineffability of Reality in the Later Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend’. Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, 24 March 2010.

 

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·         The philosophical traditions of Asia and Continental Europe

Publications

§  ‘Nature, Mystery, and Morality: A Daoist View’. Religious Studies 51(2) (2015): 165-181.

§  ‘Oswald Spengler’, in Gregory Claey (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Modern Political Thought (Washington DC: CQ Press, 2013).

§  ‘Oswald Spengler, Technology, and Human Nature: Man and Technics as Philosophical Anthropology’. The European Legacy 17/1 (2012): 19-31.

§  ‘Objectivity, Abstraction and the Individual: The Influence of Søren Kierkegaard on Paul Feyerabend’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 125-134.

§  ‘Education, Virtues and Authenticity: The Case of Ernst Jünger, ‘Total Mobilisation’, and Academic Philosophy’. Discourse 10 (2011), 25-38.

 

Events organised

§  Indian Philosophy, University of Durham, 2 December 2015.

§  Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context, University of Durham, 11 July 2013.

§  Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Asking the Right Questions: Epistemology and Soteriology in Asian Traditions’, with Lani Watson, Indian Philosophy, Durham, 2 December 2015.

§  ‘What is African Philosophy?’, World Philosophies, Durham University Philosophical Society, 20 October 2015.

§  Title TBC – Confucius, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, 24-25 September.

§  ‘Learning from the Best: Literary Style and Ethical Exemplarism in Confucius’ Analects’, Centre for Ethics, University of Leeds, 25 February 2015.

§  ‘Learning from the Best: Ethical Exemplarism in Confucius’ AnalectsWorld Philosophies, Durham University Philosophical Society, 20 January 2015.

§  ‘Religious Existentialism’. ‘Existential Café’. University of Durham Philosophical Society 27 February 2014.

§  ‘Nietzsche, Buddhism, and the Significance of Illness’. 19th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. University College Cork, 20-22 September 2013.

§  ‘Buddhism, Science, and Soteriology’. Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context. University of Durham, 11 July 2013.

§  ‘Nature’s Mystery’. International Society for Environmental Ethics: Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy. University of East Anglia, 12-14 June 2013.

§  ‘Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism’. Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

 

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Research topics

 

·         Education

Publications

§  Educating for Epistemic Humility’, in Jason Baehr (ed.), Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology (London: Routledge), forthcoming.

§  ‘Feyerabend on Politics, Education, and Scientific Culture’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

§  ‘Feyerabend on Science and Education’. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47/3 (2013): 407–422.

§  ‘Education, Virtues and Authenticity: The Case of Ernst Jünger, ‘total mobilisation’. and academic philosophy’. Discourse 10 (2011), 25-38.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Spiritual Praxis and Religious Education’. Religion, Education, and Critical Realism: Inter-disciplinary Dialogue about Reality, Knowledge and the Pursuit of Truth, Oxford Brookes University, 7–8 September 2012.

 

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·         Epistemic humility

Publications

§  ‘Intellectual Humility, Confidence, and Argumentation’, Topoi, forthcoming.

§  ‘Educating for Epistemic Humility’, in Jason Baehr (ed.), Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology (London: Routledge), forthcoming.

§  ‘Epistemic Vices in Public Debate: The Case of New Atheism’, in Christopher Cotter and Philip Quadrio (eds.), New Atheism’s Legacy: Critical Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences (Dordrecht: Springer), forthcoming.

§  ‘Inevitability, Contingency, and Epistemic Humility’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 55 (2016): 12-19.

§   ‘Pierre Duhem’s Epistemic Aims and the Intellectual Virtue of Humility’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 185-189.

 

Conference papers

§  'Epistemic Humility in Fin-De-Siècle Intellectual Culture’, The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtues in the Humanities, 1860-1930 at Leiden, 27-28 August.

§  ‘Thinking Together: Aggressive Adversariality and Intellectual Humility’, Virtuous Adversariality, Durham, May 26 2015.

§  ‘Are Climate Change Deniers Epistemically Dogmatic?’, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Knowledge, Durham, April 2015.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility: Virtue, Argumentation, Status, and Bias’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 10 February 2015.

§  ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change, Humility, and ‘Epistemic Activism’’, Philosophy and Public Policy, Durham University, 31 October 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and Philosophy’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 17 June 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and the Collapse of Western Civilization’. University of Durham Philosophical Society. 24 October 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility’. Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CAMPoS). University of Cambridge, 22 May 2013.

§  ‘Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Epistemic Virtues’. Phenomenology and Naturalism, Royal Institute of Philosophy conference 2011, University of the West of England, 31 August-2 September 2011.

§  ‘The Moral Historiography of Epistemic Humility as a Problem for Integrated History and Philosophy of Science’. Sixth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Cambridge, 18-19 April 2011.

§  ‘Is It Intellectually Virtuous To Be An Epistemic Pluralist?’ Fifth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Exeter, 27-28 June 2010.

 

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·         Epistemic injustice

Publications

§  The Routledge Handbook to Epistemic Injustice (co-edited with José Medina and Gaile Pohlhaus) (London: Routledge, 2016), forthcoming.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Journal of Applied Philosophy (Special issue on applied epistemology, edited by Miranda Fricker and David Coady), forthcoming.

§  Epistemic Injustice in Medicine and Healthcare’, co-authored with Havi Carel, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge), commissioned. 

§  Epistemic Injustice and Religion’, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge), commissioned. 

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy 17(4) (2014): 529-540.

 

Events

§  Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Religion. University of Durham, 2015.

§  Understanding Epistemic Injustice. University of Bristol, 26-27 June 2014.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-presented with Havi Carel). Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June 2014.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’. Patient Knowledge and Involvement in Healthcare, University of Lancaster, 12 May 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Concepts of Health Seminar Series, Kings College London, 26 November 2013.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick: Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel). Centre for Medical Humanities seminar, University of Durham, 24 June 2013.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’ (co-authored with Havi Carel) Department of Philosophy Research Seminar. University of Hull, 5 March 2013.

§  ‘Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Moral Growth’. Narrating Time seminar series, University of Durham, 21 February 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-authored with Havi Carel). Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, 6 February 2013.

 

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·        Epistemic virtues and vices

Publications

§  ‘Charging Others with Epistemic Vice’, The Monist 99(3). (Special issue on virtues, edited by Mark Alfano), forthcoming.

§  ‘Intellectual Humility, Confidence, and Argumentation’, Topoi, forthcoming.

§  ‘Educating for Epistemic Humility’, in Jason Baehr (ed.), Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology (London: Routledge), forthcoming.

§  ‘Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?’, Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels, and René van Woudenberg (eds.) Scientism: Prospects and Problems (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48 (2014): 67-74.

§  ‘Epistemic Vices in Public Debate: The Case of New Atheism’, in Christopher Cotter and Philip Quadrio (eds.), New Atheism’s Legacy: Critical Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences (Dordrecht: Springer), forthcoming.

§   ‘Pierre Duhem’s Epistemic Aims and the Intellectual Virtue of Humility’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 185-189.

 

Conference papers

§  'Epistemic Humility in Fin-De-Siècle Intellectual Culture’, The Scholarly Self: Character, Habit, and Virtues in the Humanities, 1860-1930 at Leiden, 27-28 August.

§  ‘Epistemic Virtues in Scientific Practice: A User’s Guide’, 2015 Meeting of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 24-26 June 2015.

§  ‘Thinking Together: Aggressive Adversariality and Intellectual Humility’, Virtuous Adversariality, Durham, May 26 2015.

§  ‘Are Climate Change Deniers Epistemically Dogmatic?’, Social Dimensions of Climate Change Knowledge, Durham, April 2015.

§  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March 2015.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility: Virtue, Argumentation, Status, and Bias’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 10 February 2015.

§  ‘Anthropogenic Climate Change, Humility, and ‘Epistemic Activism’’, Philosophy and Public Policy, Durham University, 31 October 2014.

§  ‘Beautiful Souls, Vicious Minds, and the ‘Aesthetics of the Intellect’’, Durham University Philosophical Society. 23 October 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-presented with Havi Carel). Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and Philosophy’, EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, Durham University, 17 June 2014.

§  ‘Academic Integrity Up in Smoke?’. Integrity Lost, Integrity (Re)Gained, Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society, 12 April 2014.

§  ‘Confidence, Humility, and the Collapse of Western Civilization’. University of Durham Philosophical Society. 24 October 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Humility’. Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CAMPoS). University of Cambridge, 22 May 2013.

§  ‘Are There Scholarly Virtues?’. Castle Scholars Seminar Series, University of Durham, 1 May 2013.

§  Integrated HPS Is Necessary To Understand The Role of Epistemic Virtues in Science: The Case of Crookes' Spooks’. Eighth UK Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop: Convincing the Sceptics, University of Aberdeen, 11-12 April 2013.

§  ‘Was Sir William Crookes Epistemically Virtuous?’. Psychical Research in the History of Medicine and the Sciences, University College London, 25-29 January 2013.

§  Happy Marriage or Ménage A Trois? Integrated History and Philosophy of Science, Third-Party Mediators, and Virtue Epistemology’. Seventh UK Integrated History and Philosophy of the Sciences: The Many Ways of Integrating HPS, UCL, 28-29 June 2012.

§  ‘Can An Epistemically Virtuous Archaeologist Repatriate Human Remains?’ University of Durham Archaeology Society Conference, 28 April, invited 2012.

§  ‘Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Epistemic Virtues’. Phenomenology and Naturalism, Royal Institute of Philosophy conference 2011, University of the West of England, 31 August-2 September 2011.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Kuhn, and Virtue Epistemology’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Sussex, 7-8 July 2011.

§  ‘A Role for Epistemic Virtues in Archaeological Practice? The Case Of ‘Epistemic Beneficence’’. Third Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, 22-24 June 2011.

§  ‘Is It Intellectually Virtuous To Be An Epistemic Pluralist?’ Fifth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop. University of Exeter, 27-28 June 2010.

 

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·         Illness

Publications

§  ‘Medicine and Healthcare’, co-authored with Havi Carel, in Ian James Kidd, Gaile Pohlhaus, and José Medina (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Epistemic Injustice (London: Routledge, 2016), forthcoming.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Journal of Applied Philosophy (Special issue on applied epistemology, edited by Miranda Fricker and David Coady), forthcoming.

§   ‘Transformative Suffering and the Cultivation of Virtues’. Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, forthcoming.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare: A Philosophical Analysis’, co-authored with Havi Carel, Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy 17(4) (2014): 529-540.

§  ‘Can Illness be Edifying?’, Inquiry 55.5 (2012): 496-520.

§  ‘Can Illness Make Me A Better Person?’, invited entry for the University of Durham Centre for Medical Humanities blog, February 2012 (click here)

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Illness, Implicit Bias, and Intersectionality’, Medical Humanities seminar series, University of Hull, 4 March.

§  ‘Illness, Virtue, and Exemplarist Ethics’, Centre for Ethics, University of Leeds, 25 February 2015.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice, Illness, and Philosophy’, British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, University of Leeds, 10 September 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’ (co-presented with Havi Carel). Understanding Epistemic Injustice, University of Bristol, 26 June 2014.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’. Patient Knowledge and its Role in Healthcare, University of Lancaster, 12 May 2014.

§  ‘Credibility Appraisals in Healthcare Encounters’. North-East Medical Humanities Postgraduate and Early Career Network, University of Durham, 23 January 2014.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Concepts of Health Seminar Series, Kings College London, 26 November.

§  ‘Nietzsche, Buddhism, and the Significance of Illness’. 19th Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society. University College Cork, 20-22 September, 2013.

§  Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Edification’. Illness, Narrative, Phenomenology, University of Bristol, 9 July, 2013.

§  ‘Silencing the Sick’ (co-authored with Havi Carel), Centre for Medical Humanities seminar, University of Durham, 24 June, 2013.

§  ‘Can Experiences of Illness Be Morally Improving?’. Understanding Human Flourishing, University of Durham, 16-17 May, 2013.

§  ‘Experiences of Illness and Narratives of Moral Growth’. Narrating Time seminar series, University of Durham, 21 February, 2013.

§  ‘Epistemic Injustice and Illness’. Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Lancaster, 6 February 2013.

§  ‘Recovering Edification as a Source of Value’. Understanding Value, University of Sheffield, 11-13 July 2012.

§  ‘Can Illness Be Edifying?’. Department of Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Durham, 23 February 2012.

 

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·         Science and religion

Publications

§  Phenomenology, Psychiatric Illness, and Religious Commitment’, in Alasdair Coles and Fraser Watts (eds.), Neurology and Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), forthcoming.

§  ‘Emotion, Religious Practice, and Cosmopolitan Secularism’. Religious Studies 50/2 (2014): 139-156.

§  ‘Is Naturalism Bleak?’. Environmental Values 22/6 (2013): 689-702.

§  ‘A Phenomenological Challenge to “Enlightened Secularism”‘. Religious Studies 49/3 (2013): 377-398.

§  ‘Receptivity to Mystery’. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012): 51-68.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Science and Spirituality’, Newcastle Philosophical Society, 20 September.

§  ‘Deep Wonder’. Wonder Symposium, University of Durham, 19 March 2014.

§  ‘Why Most Science and Religion Debates Are Useless’. University of Durham Theology Society, 26 February 2014.

§   ‘Kitcher, Rawls, and Public Reason’. The Special Role of Science in a Liberal Democracy. University of Copenhagen, 21 November 2013.

§  ‘Buddhism, Science, and Soteriology’. Philosophy in Cross-Cultural Context. University of Durham, 11 July 2013.

§  ‘Mystery, Transcendence, and Scientism’. University of Durham Philosophical Society, 11 October.

§  ‘Phenomenology and the Solubility of Science and Religion Disputes’. Applied Phenomenology Workshop, University of Durham, 14 April 2011.

§  ‘Truthfulness and the Prospects for Philip Kitcher’s ‘Public Reason’’. EIDOS Postgraduate Philosophy Society, University of Durham, 10 March 2011.

§  ‘Can Theological Virtues Be Secularised?’ Religion and Catastrophes Interdisciplinary Workshop, Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, University of Durham, 15 December 2010.

§  ‘Science, Religion, and Human Life’. Ustinov Seminar, University of Durham, 1 May 2010.

§  ‘Being ‘At Home’ In the World in an Age of Science’. Ustinov Seminar/Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Durham, 14 March 2009.

 

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·         Scientism

Publications

§  Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?’, Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels, and René van Woudenberg (eds.) Scientism: Prospects and Problems (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

§  ‘Doing Science An Injustice: Midgley on Scientism’, in Ian James Kidd and Elizabeth McKinnell (eds.), Science and the Self: Animals, Ethics, and Evolution (London: Routledge), forthcoming.

§  ‘Doing Away With Scientism’. Philosophy Now, forthcoming.

§  ‘Historical Contingency and the Impact of Scientific Imperialism’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27/3 (2013):  317-326 (with a reply from Steve Clarke and Adrian Walsh).

§  ‘Humane Philosophy and the Question of Progress’. Ratio XXV, no. 3 (September 2012): 277-290.

§  ‘Receptivity to Mystery’. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012): 51-68.

§  ‘Three Cheers for Science and Philosophy: Reflections on Hawking’s The Grand Design’. Think (Royal Institute of Philosophy) vol. 10 (2011): 37-41.

 

Events organised

§  Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Science and Spirituality’, Newcastle Philosophical Society, 20 September.

§  ‘Why Most Science and Religion Debates Are Useless’. University of Durham Theology Society, 26 February 2014.

§  ‘Why We Need A Robust Pluralistic Taxonomy of Scientisms’. Scientism and Our Multifaceted Knowledge of Reality. VU University Amsterdam, 23 January 2014.

§  ‘Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism’. Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

§  ‘What Is Scientism?’ History and Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Leeds, 2 May, invited 2012.

§  ‘Is Scientism Epistemically Vicious?’ (New) Atheism, Scientism and Open-mindedness, University of Lancaster, 2-3 April 2012.

 

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·         The nature of a religious life

Publications

§  ‘Beauty, Virtue, and Religious Exemplars’, Religious Studies, forthcoming.

§  ‘Nature, Mystery, and Morality: A Daoist View’. Religious Studies 51(2) (2015): 165-181.

§  ‘Emotion, Religious Practice, and Cosmopolitan Secularism’. Religious Studies 50/2 (2014): 139-156.

§  ‘Is Naturalism Bleak?’. Environmental Values 22/6 (2013): 689-702.

§  ‘A Phenomenological Challenge to “Enlightened Secularism”‘. Religious Studies 49/3 (2013): 377-398.

§  ‘Receptivity to Mystery’. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012): 51-68.

§  Mystery and Humility (co-edited with Guy Bennett-Hunter, Edinburgh), special section of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4/3 (2012).

 

Events organised

§  Faith, Trust, and Religious Belief, University of Durham, 16 July 2014.

§  Religious Fictionalism, University of Durham, 5 December 2012.

§  Mystery, Humility, and Religious Practice, University of Durham, 14 June 2011.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Religious Beauties’. Centre for Philosophy of Religion, University of Leeds, 4 December.

§  ‘Religious Existentialism’. ‘Existential Café’. University of Durham Philosophical Society 27 February 2014.

§  ‘Sages as Symbols’. Conceptual Boundaries of Symbolism, University of Durham, 31 January 2014.

§  ‘Nature’s Mystery’, International Society for Environmental Ethics: Tenth Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy. University of East Anglia, 12-14 June 2013.

§  ‘Spiritual Praxis and Religious Education’. Religion, Education, and Critical Realism: Inter-disciplinary Dialogue about Reality, Knowledge and the Pursuit of Truth, Oxford Brookes University, 7–8 September 2012.

§  ‘Is a Religious Life One Of Embodied Virtue?’. Embodied Religion: The 19th Conference of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Soesterberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 30 August-2 September 2012.

§  ‘Can Theological Virtues Be Secularised?’. Religion and Catastrophes interdisciplinary workshop, Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience, University of Durham, 15 December 2010.

 

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·         The life and work of Paul Feyerabend

Publications

§  Reappraising Feyerabend (co-edited with Matthew Brown, UT Dallas), special issue of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (2013: in preparation).

§  ‘What's So Great About Feyerabend? 'Against Method', Forty Years On’, Metascience 24 (2015): 343-349.

§  ‘Feyerabend on Politics, Education, and Scientific Culture’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

§  ‘Reappraising Feyerabend’, co-authored with Matthew Brown, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, forthcoming.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Integrity, Virtue, and the Authority of Science’, Social Epistemology, forthcoming.

§  ‘“What’s So Great about Science?” Feyerabend on Science, Ideology, and the Cold War’, in Elena Aronova and Simone Turchetti (eds.), The Politics of Science Studies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming.

§  ‘Feyerabend on Science and Education’. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47/3 (2013): 407–422.

§  ‘A Pluralist Challenge to ‘Integrative Medicine’: Feyerabend and Popper on the Cognitive Value of Alternative Medicine’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44/3 (2013): 392-400.

§  ‘Feyerabend on the Ineffability of Reality’. Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities, Asa Kasher and Jeanne Diller (eds.) (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2013), 849-860.

§  ‘Essay Review of Paul Feyerabend, Against Method (London: Verso, 2010) and The Tyranny of Science (London: Polity, 2011)’. Philosophical Investigations (2012): 92-94.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Pseudo-Dionysius, and the Ineffability of Reality’. Philosophia 40/2 (2012): 365-377.

§  ‘Rethinking Feyerabend: The ‘Worst Enemy of Science’?’. PLoS Biology 9(10) (2012): e1001166. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001166 (invited paper for the highest-rated biological science journal, c. 8000 views).

§  ‘Objectivity, Abstraction and the Individual: The Influence of Søren Kierkegaard on Paul Feyerabend’. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2011): 125-134.

§  ‘Method in the Madness: Feyerabend’s Philosophical Pluralism’. Metascience vol. 17 (2008): 469-473.

 

Events organised

§  Feyerabend 2015: Forty Years ‘Against Method’. University of Durham, 2015.

 

Conference papers

§  ‘Feyerabend on the Contingency of Science’, Feyerabend 2015: Forty Years ‘Against Method’, Durham, 15-16 July.

§  ‘What’s So Great About Feyerabend?’, 5th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, UT Dallas, 19-22 May 2015.

§  ‘Why Did Feyerabend Defend Astrology? Lessons for Integrated HPS’, Tenth Annual Integrated History and Philosophy of Science Workshop, Durham, 17 April 2015.

§  ‘Science, Choice, and Hegemony: Making Sense of Feyerabend’s Political Philosophy’. Reassessing Feyerabend’s Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 8-12 September 2012, invited.

§  ‘Wittgenstein, Feyerabend, and Scientism’. Wittgenstein on Scientism, University of Durham, 3 July 2012.

§  ‘Feyerabend, Kuhn, and Virtue Epistemology’. British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Sussex, 7-8 July, 2011.

§  ‘Pluralism and the Ineffability of Reality in the Later Philosophy of Paul Feyerabend’. Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, 24 March.

 

 

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