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Dr Robert McKenna

Lecturer Philosophy


Personal Statement

I joined Liverpool in September 2018. Previously I worked in Austria (at the University of Vienna) and Switzerland (at the University of Geneva). I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Most of my work is in epistemology, but I am also interested in philosophy of language, philosophy of science and ethics. Within epistemology, I am increasingly interested in applied epistemology, feminist epistemology and social epistemology more broadly. Current topics of interest include the epistemology of persuasion, the epistemology of climate change denial (and of "dysfunctional epistemologies" more broadly), epistemic injustice and social constructivism. I am very happy to supervise PhD students in all of these areas.