I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and epistemology.
I am professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland, and I also have a part-time position (professor II) at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet) and as a researcher (professor II) in the project Science and Democracy at the University of Oslo. I did my Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill and have been a postdoc at University College Dublin.
Most of my research concerns issues at the intersection of philosophy of science and epistemology. I've written on scientific progress, understanding in science, inference to the best explanation, scientific realism, scientific disagreement and the social epistemology of science.
Projects & Prizes
In 2023-2025, James Norton and I will serve as joint PIs for the project Understanding Philosophical Progress, which is also funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.
I have been fortunate to receive the following prizes in recent years:
Some recent and forthcoming publications: