About Me / CV

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy at Australian National University.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and my BA in philosophy at Kansas State University.

My primary research is in epistemology, much of it falling at the intersection between formal and traditional epistemology. Recently, my research has focused on the relationship between belief and credence. I defend and explore implications of dualism about belief and credence. Dualism is the view that we have both beliefs and credences, and neither attitude is reducible to the other. My interests in epistemology also include (defending) epistemic permissivism, (arguing against) pragmatic and moral encroachment, and other issues in social epistemology (e.g. disagreement, epistemic paternalism).

My secondary research interests are in philosophy of mind, specifically the nature of belief, and philosophy of religion, specifically Pascal’s Wager and the nature of faith. I have further interest in decision theory, ethics and normativity, and metaphysics.

My non-philosophical interests include sports (especially basketball), traveling, avocados, coffee, weight lifting, cooking, and podcasts.

My Curriculum Vitae

Recent and Upcoming Talks

2021

January 2021: “How Low Can You Go? Belief, Credence, and Philosophical Views” (Eastern APA, Symposium on Belief and Credence, online) (Handout) (Video)

March 2021: “Should You Believe in God?” (Biola University, Talbot Speaker Series, online) (Slides) (Video)

April 2021: “Faithfully Taking Pascal’s Wager” (Pacific APA, Society of Christian Philosophers, online) (Handout) (Video)

May 2021: “The Epistemic Axiology of Theism” (Princeton Philosophy of Religion Incubator Conference, online) (Handout) (Video)

June 2021: “The Axiology of Theism and the Rationality of Faith” (Tyndale Philosophy of Religion Conference, online)

June 2021: “Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences” (Lisbon LanCog Research Group, online) (with Justin Mooney)

June 2021: “The Epistemic Axiology of Theism” (Ryerson/LLC Philosophy-of-Religion Mini-Conference on the Axiology of Theism, online)

July 2021: “Probing the Mind of God: Divine Beliefs and Credences” (Colloquium at Goethe University Frankfurt, online) (with Justin Mooney)

August 2021: “Explaining Evil and Pragmatic Belief” (Capturing Christianity Conference, Houston, TX)

October 2021: “How Low Can You Go? Belief, Credence, and Philosophical Views” (Midwest Epistemology Workshop, the University of Iowa)

2022 and later

February 2022: TBD (Central APA, Symposium on Belief and Credence, Chicago)

May 2022: TBA (Department of Philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Arché’s research stream “Epistemology: Current Themes”)

Date TBD: “How Low Can You Go? Belief, Credence, and Philosophical Views” (New Mexico State University, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date TBD: (Philosophy of Religion workshop at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date TBD: “Interpersonal Faith and Self-Fulfilling Beliefs” (Inaugural Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion Conference, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date TBD: “Credal Functionalism” with Justin D’Ambrosio (University of Leeds, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date TBD: “Epistemic Risk” (Workshop on Risk at Zhejiang University, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Date TBD: (Wuhan University, Postponed due to COVID-19)

Contact

lizjackson111 [at] gmail.com

Ryerson University, Department of Philosophy
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada

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