James Bernard Willoughby

James Bernard Willoughby

Position: Current PhD Student

School: School of Philosophy

Email: james.willoughby@anu.edu.au

Location: Level 6, Room 6.16, 146 Ellery Cres., RSSS Building

Personal website: https://jamesbernardwilloughby.wordpress.com/

Thesis title: Why Believe This or That or Anything at All?

My thesis defends an instrumental theory of epistemic normativity. The central chapter ‘Embedded Epistemic Instrumentalism‘ is forthcoming in Philosophers’ Imprint.
I also have several side projects: using experimental methods to test theories of counterfactuals; looking at examples of progress in philosophy; applying the pessimistic meta-induction about scientific theories to philosophical theories; and examining the difference between reflexive skepticism and non-reflexive skepticism.

Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Metaethics, Metaphilosophy, Experimental philosophy and Legal Theory.

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