Miguel Egler


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University. I have wide-ranging interests in epistemology, philosophy of mind, political philosophy and metaphilosophy. So far, most of my research has focused on debates about the epistemic norms that govern philosophical inquiry. I am currently developing elements from previous work to investigate the epistemology of deliberative democracy.

(drafts available upon request)

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Argues that a version of the problem of perceptual presence arises for phenomenalist views of intuition.
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Argues for a novel enactivist view of intuitions
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This paper first identifies a major flaw in current epistemic arguments for deliberative democracy. It then argues that recent work on the nature of implicit biases offers valuable resources with which to make better informed evaluations of the purported epistemic benefits of political deliberation. Finally, it outlines a novel approach that allows for the development of a new generation of epistemic arguments for deliberative democracy.
  • Learning to Know How (In Progress)

Stanley (2011) invokes the notion of Practical Ways of Thinking (PWT) to develop Intellectualism about knowledge how. Many have argued that it's simply not very clear what PWT amount to. I argue that theoretical work on Phenomenal Concepts and experimental work in developmental psychology offer valuable resources with which to better characterise PWT.
  • Take Two on the Taking Condition (In Progress)

I argue that research on metacognition informs philosophical debates about the nature of inferential reasoning. In particular, I show how experimental and theoretical developments in meta-reasoning help to articulate and defend the Taking Condition -- i.e., the idea that inferential reasoning requires a rational appreciation of the relation of epistemic support holding between premises and conclusions.