Department of Philosophy
The University of Johannesburg
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
I am Professor and Head of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg. I co-founded the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science and am the South African team leader for The Geography of Philosophy Project.
I obtained my PhD from Cambridge, and my BA, Hons, and MA from Rhodes University. Before joining UJ in 2015 I taught and researched at Universität Wien, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, and Rhodes University.
I work at the intersection of epistemology, metaethics, and the philosophy of action. I am the editor of The Factive Turn in Epistemology (CUP 2018) and author of Believable Evidence (CUP 2017). In the latter I argue for ‘truthy psychologism’, the view that the evidence consists of true beliefs. I defend this view from metaethics, epistemology, and metaepistemology.
At the moment I am thinking about how the vocabulary of reasons can help us better theorise epistemic injustice, under the auspices of a Newton Advanced Fellowship for the project Epistemic Injustice, Reasons, and Agency.
Last updated: 03.03.2019