Elizabeth Jackson

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Philosophy Toronto, Ontario lizjackson111@torontomu.ca Office: (785) 393-8561

Bio/Research

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at Australian National University.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the Uni...


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Bio/Research

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at Australian National University.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and my BA in philosophy at Kansas State University.

My primary research is in epistemology. I’m currently working on a monograph on epistemic permissivism, tentatively titled Breaking Epistemic Ties: A Defense of Permissivism. Epistemic permissivism is the view that the evidence can rationally permit more than one attitude toward a proposition. (For more info on the book, see the bottom of my research page.) I’m also interested in belief and credence; I defend dualism, the view that belief and credence are mutually irreducible. My interests in epistemology also include the nature of evidence and evidentialism, (arguing against) pragmatic and moral encroachment, (defending) doxastic voluntarism, and other issues in social epistemology (e.g. disagreement, epistemic paternalism).

My secondary research interests are in philosophy of mind, specifically the nature of belief, and philosophy of religion, specifically Pascal’s Wager and the nature of faith. I have further interest in decision theory, ethics and normativity, and metaphysics. See here for a long-form interview (with Richard Marshall’s 3:16 series) that summarizes my research for a non-specialist audience.

My non-philosophical interests include sports (especially basketball), traveling, avocados, coffee, weight lifting, cooking, and podcasts.


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Media Relations Officer
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