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Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld

Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld

Professor of Philosophy

Research interests

  • Wittgenstein
  • Epistemology
  • Kierkegaard

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Genia Schönbaumsfeld is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton who specializes in Wittgenstein, Epistemology, Kierkegaard and the Philosophy of Religion. She has just been awarded a high-profile 2.5m ERC Advanced Grant for her 5-year research project entitled 'The Ethics of Doubt - Kierkegaard, Scepticism and Conspiracy Theory'. The project aims to bring Kierkegaard's existential approach to scepticism and doubt into dialogue with mainstream analytic epistemology and to examine its implications for wider cultural debates concerning knowledge scepticism. 

Genia is the author of A Confusion of the Spheres – Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion (Oxford University Press, 2007),  The Illusion of Doubt (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Wittgenstein on Religious Belief (Cambridge University Press, 2023). She is Associate Editor of the journal Philosophical Investigations, Advisory Board member of The Nordic Wittgenstein Review and Editorial Board Member of Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein. In 2020 she was elected to Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

For more information about Genia and access to her publications, please see her personal website: Genia Schönbaumsfeld (

For more information about the project, see the project website and twitter account @Ethics_of_Doubt