My primary research is in epistemology, and specifically the relationship between formal and traditional epistemology. My dissertation is on the relationship between belief and credence. In it, 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 dissertation committee includes Robert Audi, Fritz Warfield, Blake Roeber, Daniel Nolan, and Lara Buchak.
My secondary interests include philosophy of mind, specifically the nature of belief, and philosophy of religion, specifically Pascal’s Wager and the nature of faith. Additionally, I enjoy thinking about ethics and normativity, especially the boundary between the epistemic and prudential norms and how these relate to moral norms. I have further interest in decision theory and metaphysics.
My non-philosophical interests include sports (especially basketball), traveling, avocados, coffee, weight lifting, cooking, and podcasts.
ejackso9 [at] nd.edu
Department of Philosophy
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Notre Dame, IN 46556