Matthew Jope

WP1, WP6, WP7

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    University of Edinburgh
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    I studied for my undergraduate and master’s degrees at KU Leuven, Belgium. I wrote my master’s thesis on the topic of epistemic norms under the supervision of Prof. Christoph Kelp, for which I was awarded a magna cum laude. My research interests are primarily in epistemology, but naturally I am also interested in a variety of related areas such as philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. My Ph.D. research is on the structure of epistemic justification. I aim to develop an externalist account of the structure of justification that avoids problems faced by traditional accounts such as bootstrapping, regression, leaching, alchemy, the pragmatic objection to entitlement theory, and so on. Supervising me for this project are Prof. Duncan Pritchard and Dr. Aidan McGlynn. The project fits in nicely with the overall theme of Diaphora since the issue of the structure of justification cuts to the heart of some of the most foundational questions in contemporary epistemology, about which there is severe disagreement vis-à-vis the correct solutions.