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Ms. Eleanor Gwynne 

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Ms. Eleanor Gwynne is a postgraduate research student within Philosophy at the University of Southampton.

My research focuses on doxastic self-knowledge, a topic situated at the intersection of issues in epistemology and philosophy of mind. In particular, I am interested in the idea that we can learn of our own beliefs ‘transparently’. That is, by reflecting on their subject-matter. I contend that we can tell a plausible epistemological story about why this is the case by observing that our conscious, world-directed judgments are mental actions of which we are necessarily aware. I argue that since judgments are standardly events of belief formation, awareness that one judges that p grounds knowledge that one believes that p. This account is importantly informed by considerations about the nature of our responsibility for our own mental lives.

For more information on my research please visit my website.

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Research group

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology

During my PhD I have led tutorials for:

PHIL1005 Ethics

PHIL1002 Knowledge and Mind (The Rationalists)

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