About

My most recent position has been as a postdoc at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Philosophy and the Department for the Study of Culture, as part of the Scientific Testimony in a Diverse Society project.

My research is primarily in social epistemology. Currently I am interested in investigating what we can and cannot learn from one another via testimony, what it means to have understanding, and whether groups can know and understand things. I also have research interests in early analytic philosophy, and especially the work of the great American pragmatist C.S. Peirce.

Some additional places to find me:

  • My talk as part of the 2020 Social (Distance) Epistemology Series, on “Endorsement as Online Group Assertion” can be viewed here.
  • In 2017 I took part in theĀ Young Philosopher’s Lecture Series. You can see my interview here, and my talk “How Can I Convince You That You Should Care About Other People?” here.
  • I am also an Ethics in the News analyst at The Prindle Post. You can find my public philosophy here.

I’m all over the internet. Specifically, in these places:

You can contact me at kenneth (dot) boyd (at) gmail (dot) com.