I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1994, my MA in philosophy from York University in 1988 and my BA in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1987. Prior to my adventures in philosophy, I received an MSc in Chemistry in 1980 and a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry in 1978 from the University of Toronto.
I joined Laurier in 1998, first with the department of Communication Studies and subsequently the department of Philosophy in 2005.
My research follows 2 lines of inquiry. First, epistemic injustice: I extend Miranda Fricker’s model of the speaker-hearer dyad and examine the implications for expanding shared interpretative resources when the hearer, in turn, were to become a speaker (for example, as an advocate) by using Twelve Angry Men as illustration. Second, the "democratization of knowledge": I examine issues stemming from the debate between Helen Longino and Philip Kitcher based on their works, The Fate of Knowledge and Science, Truth and Democracy.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of social epistemology, philosophy of science and Michel Foucault.
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