Welcoming new researchers to our team

Before we spend few summer holiday days, we would like to introduce our new researchers. In Autumn 2018, we are happy to welcome two new members to our EpComp project, Jaakko Hirvelä and Giada Fratantonio. In early 2019, we are warmly welcoming even more members when Niall Paterson joins our team of researchers.

In September 2018, Giada Fratantonio will join the EpComp project as a postdoc. In particular, she will investigate the prospects of a novel Externalist Knowledge-first variety of Evidentialism, one that is sensitive to the various ways in which a doxastic attitude can be epistemically defective and/or epistemically successful. Besides traditional analytic epistemology, she is also interested in Social and Legal Epistemology, as well as Philosophy of Science.

Also Jaakko Hirvelä starts in the EpComp project in September 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher. He specializes in epistemology but his philosophical interests are broad, ranging from philosophy of mind to meta-ethics. Currently he is working on the nature of epistemic competences.

Niall Paterson will start in the project as a postdoctoral researcher in 2019. Niall's primary interests are in epistemology and the metaphysics of mind, with a particular focus on the intersection of the two.

The project's PI, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki.  She will be leading the ERC-funded research project until the end of 2022. Though Maria mainly works in epistemology, her philosophical interests are broad. At the moment she is writing a book for Oxford University Press that aims to formulate her big picture in epistemology, bringing together work she has published in various articles.