I am a PhD Candidate in philosophy at USC. I am also a graduate fellow and the public humanities program director with the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and managing editor of Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
My research interests encompass ethics and epistemology: specifically, how beliefs can wrong.
My project argues that a belief’s justification is determined partly by morality, and not by strength of evidence alone. Notably, you can wrong someone by forming beliefs about them on the basis of the relevant statistical evidence. I focus primarily on the case of racial generalizations as part of the struggle against racism is the struggle to be treated as an individual, which is not limited to our actions toward historically oppressed groups, but includes our beliefs about them. Accordingly, the question of what individuals should believe is a moral one.
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Last updated: July 10 2017