I’m the recipient of the 2021-2022 Analysis Studentship for a research project on Normative Risk, hosted by the University of Stirling. I did my PhD at the St.Andrews/Stirling Philosophy Graduate Programme (SASP), where I also studied for the MLitt Philosophy. I received a BA in philosophy from University College London (UCL) . You can find my CV here.
My PhD is funded by the Templeton project ‘Knowledge Beyond Natural Science’, the 2020-2021 Jacobsen Studentship, and the 2020-2021 Aristotelian Society Student Bursary. Since autumn 2020, I have been a member of the AHRC sponsored research project ‘Varieties of Risk’. I work mainly in Epistemology, Theory of Normativity and Philosophy of Mind. My PhD thesis investigates the normative relation between truth and belief. Three questions arise in recent discussion. Can we explain why truth is a reason for belief? How strong is truth as a reason for belief? And in what sense can truth motivate and guide our beliefs? I defended the truth norm of belief on a reason-based normative framework and offered novel answers to those three questions. I’m also interested in a variety of topics in philosophy, including self-deception, theory of friendship, philosophy of time and history of philosophy (Ancient Philosophy, Kant and Chinese Philosophy).
In my spare time I enjoy cinema, literature and photography. Despite being a Kantian, I was inspired by Peter Singer’s effective altruism. I believe that it is our moral duty to live modestly while giving the best we can (and give well) to make the world a better place.