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I am a Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford University. In August 2019 I shall join the Philosophy Department at the University of Tennessee.

I am a Research Affiliate with the Cologne Centre for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition (CONCEPT) at the University of Cologne. Additionally I am a Research Associate with the Centre for Epistemic Justice and Engaged Research at Rhodes University.


In October 2017 I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rutgers University. I earned the Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award for my doctoral research. Awarded to one student, it is the most prestigious prize awarded by Rutgers University Graduate School. 

Before joining Rutgers I earned an M.A. and M.Sc. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, and studied Physics and Maths at the Open University.

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I specialise in epistemology and meta-philosophy. My research areas include the nature of understanding and explanation, social epistemology, legal epistemology, virtue epistemology, epistemic value, epistemic luck, and some areas of applied epistemology. My recent projects concern the role of statistical evidence in judgement and the epistemology of sexual assault allegations. I also work in metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.

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I currently co-convene a reading group at Oxford. The themes of this reading group include the epistemic significance of statistical evidence, profiling, legal proof, legal epistemology, big data, AI, formal epistemology and judgement, the epistemology of society, moral encroachment, pragmatic influences on belief, and related themes. Please email me to be added to the mailing list. 

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For more information, please see my CV and the research page

Email address: georgicloud9@gmail.com 

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