I am Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy. I work primarily in the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and social and political philosophy, but rely regularly on philosophy of language, feminist philosophy, and cognitive science.
My dissertation examines how ideology is installed in our minds, generating social contestation not only over matters of fact or judgments of value but also over what’s salient to us. I call these contestations ‘perspectival clashes’. From this starting point, I construct a novel theory of perspectives in which their primary function is organizing our inquiries into the world including social relations therein by setting our epistemic agendas. What emerges is a philosophy of the active and social mind in a politically fraught world—putting pressure on our preconceived notions of salience, open-mindedness, and partisanship.
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