Mark Boespflug

(Pronounced: "base-phloog")

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Most of my work focuses on epistemology and its history. My interests in epistemology regard belief control, epistemic or doxastic obligations, rationality, testimony, evidence, and the nature and status of faith. Regarding history, I'm especially interested in Locke and Descartes, as well as some of their predecessors (especially Aquinas) and their successors (especially Reid). I am also interested in logic and environmental philosophy. My work has appeared in Religious Studies, and is forthcoming in Synthese, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Res Philosophica, The Journal of Scottish Philosophy, and a Routledge edited volume, the Lockean Mind (eds. Jessica Gordon-Roth and Shelley Weinberg).

My dissertation is entitled, "Voluntary Belief and Its Consequences in Locke and Descartes," and is being written under the direction of Robert Pasnau.

Outside of philosophy, I enjoy hiking, playing guitar and piano, various forms of carpentry, and, most of all, spending time with my wife, Emily, and daughter, Zoe.

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