Photo: Kristinn Ingvarsson


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

I am professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland, and I also have a part-time position as 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.

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, so I have strong research interests in many different parts of my field.

Please visit my research page for more information, and my papers page for online access to all of my publications.

Projects & Prizes

I am principal investigator (PI) for a joint project with Insa Lawler (Co-I), Understanding Progress, in Science and Beyond, which is generously funded by the Icelandic Research Fund. The project recently hired James Norton as a postdoc, and will host a number of events in Iceland and elsewhere. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this project.

I have been fortunate to receive the following prizes recently:

I also recently served as a guest editor (with Maria Baghramian) of a special issue of Synthese on Disagreement in Science.

Recent Publications

Some recent and forthcoming publications: