Christoph Kelp

COGITO Role: Director, founding member


Research Projects: 

Evidence: Knowledge and Understanding (2021-2026)

Dimensions of Wellbeing (2021-2026)

A Virtue Epistemology of Trust (2020-2023)

New Directions in Social Epistemology (2018-2020)

Knowledge-First Virtue Epistemology (2013-2018)

The Value of Knowledge (2010-2013)

I am Director of COGITO and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. In addition, I am Director of The British Society for the Theory of Knowledge and on the steering committees of the European Epistemology Network and the Social Epistemology Network.


My research focuses on issues in epistemology, philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, ethics and their intersection. My publications comprise three books--Inquiry, Knowledge, and Understanding (OUP, forthcoming), Sharing Knowledge: A Functionalist Account of Assertion (with M. Simion, CUP, forthcoming), and Good Thinking: A Knowledge First Virtue Epistemology (Routledge 2018)--as well as over fifty journal articles--including in top-tier venues such PPR, Noûs and JPhil--and book chapters. In addition, I have edited one volume--Virtue Theoretic Epistemology: New Methods and Approaches (with J. Greco, CUP, 2020)--, a number of special issues, and I am also a member of the editorial board of The Philosophical Quarterly. For more information about my research outputs, please visit my Publications site.


I am currently Co-PI (with A. Meylan) on a research project entitled 'Evindence: Knowledge and Understanding' (funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation grant of approx. GBP 490,000). I am also Co-PI (with M. Simion) on a  research project entitled 'Dimensions of Wellbeing' (funded by Therme Group, value approx. GBP 330,000) and CoI on a research project entitled 'A Virtue Epistemology of Trust' (funded by Leverhulme Trust, value approx. GBP 250,000). Prior to that, I was PI on a number of major grants, including a research project on knowledge first virtue epistemology (funded by Research Foundation Flanders and KU Leuven, value approx. EUR 450,000), and a project on the value of knowledge (funded by Research Foundation Flanders, value approx. EUR150,000). For more information about my research outputs, please visit my Projects site.


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