Welcome

I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and epistemology.

I am associate professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland, and I also have a part-time position as associate professor II at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet). I did my Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill and have been a postdoc at University College Dublin.

In January 2019, Insa Lawler and I received a generous grant for the project Understanding Progress, in Science and Beyond. The project will be hiring at least one postdoc (to be advertised on Philjobs.org), and host a number of events in Iceland and elsewhere. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this project.

I am the current editor of the Icelandic philosophy journal Hugur and a guest editor (with Maria Baghramian) of a special issue of Synthese on disagreement in science.

Most of my research concerns issues at the intersection of philosophy of science and epistemology, and related parts of philosophy of logic. Much of my work has concerned scientific progress, understanding in science, inference to the best explanation, scientific realism, scientific disagreement and the social epistemology of science.

But I am a generalist at heart -- a wannabe polymath -- so I have strong research interests in many different parts of my field, including metaethics, the history of philosophy, experimental philosophy, feminist philosophy, and metaphilosophy. I also believe strongly that academic philosophers should reach out and participate in public discussions, so I've tried to contribute to that as well.

Please visit my research page for more information and my papers page for online versions of all my publications.