Mona Simion


Mona is Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Director of the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre at the University of Glasgow. She also sits on the Executive Committee of the Aristotelian Society, the Management Committee of the British Society for Theory of Knowledge, the Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Network, and on the Editorial Board of the Philosophical Quarterly.

She is the winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize 2021.

Mona’s research is in epistemology (knowledge, justified belief, evidence, information, norms for action and assertion), philosophy of language (speech acts, concepts), moral and political philosophy (trust and trustworthiness, voting, distributive justice, blame), and feminist philosophy.

She is the author of two monographs – Shifty Speech and Independent Thought (Oxford University Press 2021) and Sharing Knowledge’(Cambridge University Press, 2021, with C. Kelp). She is Principal Investigator on a major 5-year research project – KnowledgeLab: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology – funded by the European Research Council. She is also Co-Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Virtue Epistemology of Trust’ project and Principal Investigator on the ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing’ industry-funded project. Before this she held a Mind Fellowship for her ‘Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions’ project.

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