Ylwa Sjölin Wirling

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I am a philosopher, working mainly in epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of science. Currently, I am a Swedish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the University of Gothenburg, and a visiting researcher at the University of Manchester, UK.

My current project "Pure Epistemic Pluralism" concerns issues in meta-epistemology, in particular epistemic aim(s) and value(s) and how they relate to debates in epistemology in general and meta-philosophy in particular. The focus is on investigating how pluralist approaches to epistemic value may change these debates in interesting ways.

Prior to that, I was a postdoc in the project "Towards a Methodology of Modal Modeling" at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, researching scientific modelling practices that scientists and/or philosophers of science take to support possibility claims. I continue to be associated with that project.

Most of my work so far – including my PhD dissertation, which I successfully defended in February 2019 – has concerned various aspects of modality. But I also maintain interest in metaphysical explanation, meta-ontology, the epistemology of abstract objects, social epistemology, and methodological questions concerning justification and theory-choice in philosophy.

Contact me: ylwa.wirling at gmail.com
Here is my PhilPeople/PhilPapers profile,and here (GU) and here (UoM) are my university staff pages.