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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. I've written on scientific progress, understanding in science, inference to the best explanation, scientific realism, scientific disagreement and the social epistemology of science. And some other things.

Please visit my research page for more information, and my papers page for links and detailed descriptions.

Projects & Prizes

In 2020-2022, I am principal investigator (PI) for a joint project with Insa Lawler (Co-I), Understanding Progress, in Science and Beyond, funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.

In 2023-2025, James Norton and I will serve as joint PIs for the project Understanding Philosophical Progress, which is also funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.

I have been fortunate to receive the following prizes in recent years:

Recent Publications

Some recent and forthcoming publications: