Jordan Ochs

I am a Philosophy PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut. I specialize in philosophy of mind and epistemology with a particular focus on self-knowledge. In 2016, I earned my MA in Philosophy and a Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science from the University of Connecticut.

In current research, I develop a virtue theoretic explanation of self-knowledge. This explanation has implications for understanding the role of inner speech in self-knowledge, the epistemic aspects of mental illness, and the very development of personal identity. In my work, I take an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating perspectives from philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science more broadly.

As a philosophy instructor, I strive to provide significant educational experiences for students. By incorporating active and cooperative learning strategies throughout the semester, I foster the development of philosophical thinking that can be applied in students' everyday lives.