Curriculum Vitae __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Department of Philosophy Phone: (360)-244-9518 University of San Francisco Email: email@example.com 2130 Fulton St. Skype: Nick Leonard San Francisco, CA 94117 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Education Northwestern University
Ph. D. in Philosophy, 2019
Specialization in Cognitive Science
Dissertation: “Testimony, Higher-Order Evidence, and Rational Indeterminacy”
Committee: Jennifer Lackey (chair), Baron Reed, Sandy Goldberg, Fabrizio Cariani, David Christensen
Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, 2015-2016
University of Hawaii (Manoa)
B.A. in Philosophy, 2011
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Research Areas of Specialization Epistemology, Ethics, Cognitive Science
Areas of Competence Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Logic
Publications 1. "Belief and Rational Indeterminacy" Synthese, forthcoming.
2. "Normative Indeterminacy in the Epistemic Domain" (w/ Fabrizio Cariani) Forthcoming in Scott Stapleford, Kevin McCain, and Matthias Steup (eds.), Epistemic Dilemmas: New Arguments, New Angles, Routledge.
3. "Testimony and Evidence" Forthcoming inClayton Littlejohn and Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evidence, New York: Routledge
4. "Promises and All of the People Who Rely on Them" Journal of Social Philosophy, forthcoming.
5. "Epistemological Problems of Testimony" Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2021.
6. "Epistemic Dilemmas and Rational Indeterminacy" Philosophical Studies, 2020.
7. "Does the Identity of an Object Depend on Its Category? The Role of Sortals in Thought" (w/ Lance Rips) in Alvin Goldman and Brian McLaughlin (eds.), Metaphysics and Cognitive Science, OUP, 2019.
8. “The Transmission View of Testimony and the Problem of Conflicting Justification” American Philosophical Quarterly, 2018.
9. “Testimony, Evidence, and Interpersonal Reasons” Philosophical Studies, 2016.
10. “Identifying and Counting Objects: The Role of Sortal Concepts" (w/Lance Rips) Cognition, 2015.
Presentations 1. "Belief and Rational Indeterminacy"
Formal Epistemology Workshop, University of Turin, 2019
Society for Exact Philosophy, York University, 2019
2. "Promissory Obligations and What We Owe to Our Children"
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, UC Boulder, 2017
Workshop on Agency in the Mountains, Copper Mountain, CO, 2019
3. "A Puzzle About Probabilism"
Formal Epistemology Workshop, University of Washington, 2017
Society for Exact Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2017
4. “The Transmission View of Testimony and the Problem of Conflicting Justification”
The American Philosophical Association (Pacific Meeting), 2016
Mark L. Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference, Brown University, 2016
5. “Testimony, Evidence, and Interpersonal Reasons”
The American Philosophical Association (Central Meeting), 2016
6. “Eliminative Individualism”
The Columbian Conference on Logic, Epistemology and Phil Science, Universidad de Los Andes, 2014
Winner of the Philogica Young Scholars prize
The Canadian Philosophical Association, Brock University, 2014
7. “On Nagel’s Solution to the Harman-Vogel Paradox"
Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2012
Presented Commentaries Comments on England, "Self-Effacement and the Moral Ideal"
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, UC Boulder, 2017
Comments on Miracchi, "Perspectival Externalism is the Antidote for Radical Skepticism"
Episteme Epistemology Conference, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2016
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teaching Courses Taught Fall 2017 Great Philosophical Questions 110 Fall 2017 Ethics 240 Spring 2017 Ethics 240 Fall 2016 Ethics 240
TA Assignments Spring 2014 Intro to Philosophy 110 Winter 2014 Intro to Metaphysics 259 Spring 2013 History of Philosophy (Early Modern) 210 Fall 2013 Freedom and Responsibility 240 Winter 2013 Intro to Philosophy 110 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Service and Activities Professional Service Editorial Assistant, Episteme, 2013-present
Referee for Cognition, Philosophical Studies (x3), Cognitive Science, American Philosophical Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Erkenntnis
Steering Committee, PIKSI (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute), Bay Area Branch, 2016
Department Service Part Time Faculty Coordinator, 2019-present __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Grants and Awards Graduate Research Grant (Northwestern University). 2016.
American Philosophical Association Graduate Student Travel Grant “The Transmission View of Testimony and the Problem of Conflicting Justification,” Pacific Meeting. 2016.
American Philosophical Association Graduate Student Travel Grant “Testimony, Evidence, and Interpersonal Reasons,” Central Meeting. 2016.
Thomas A. McCarthy Award for Teaching Excellence (Northwestern University). 2014
Philogica Young Scholars Prize for “Eliminative Individualism,” 2014.
Northwestern University Cognitive Science Travel Grant for “On Nagel’s Solution to the Harman-Vogel Paradox,” The Society for Philosophy and Psychology. 2012. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ References Jennifer Lackey Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Northwestern University 1860 Campus Drive Evanston Il, 60208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanford Goldberg Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Northwestern University 1860 Campus Drive Evanston Il, 60208 email@example.com
Fabrizio Cariani Associate Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Northwestern University 1860 Campus Drive Evanston Il, 60208 firstname.lastname@example.org
Baron Reed Associate Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Northwestern University 1860 Campus Drive Evanston Il, 60208 email@example.com
David Christensen Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Brown University Box 1918 Providence, RI 02912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lance Rips Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology Northwestern University 2029 Sheridan Road Evanston Il, 60208 email@example.com