Dr Emma Gordon

  • Research Associate (Philosophy)

Biography

I received my PhD from the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Duncan Pritchard. Prior to that, I completed an MSc at the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. To visit my personal website, click here.

Research interests

My research interests mainly lie in epistemology and applied ethics. I'm currently working on projects in social epistemology, the philosophy of trust, bioethics (especially human enhancement technology), the philosophy of well-being, intellectual virtues & vices and philosophy of emotion. I am happy to supervise projects on any of these topics, as well as in mainstream epistemology and normative ethics.

My new book Human Enhancement and Well-Being is forthcoming with Routledge. 

For links to published and forthcoming papers and a more detailed CV, see here.

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 24.

2021

Simion, M. I. , Schnurr, J. and Gordon, E. C. (2021) Epistemic norms, closure, and no-Belief hinge epistemology. Synthese, 198(15), pp. 3553-3564. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02165-1)

Gordon, E. C. (2021) Elgin on understanding: How does it involve know-how, endorsement and factivity? Synthese, 198(6), pp. 4955-4972. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02381-9)

2020

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. and Grodniewicz, J.P. (2020) Understanding a communicated thought. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-020-02854-2) (Early Online Publication)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2020) Intellectual humility and assertion. In: Alfano, M., Lynch, M. P. and Tanesini, A. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Humility. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. Routledge: Oxon, UK, pp. 335-345. ISBN 9780815364115

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. (2020) Is searching the internet making us intellectually arrogant? In: Tanesini, A. and Lynch, M. P. (eds.) Polarisation, Arrogance, and Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 88-103. ISBN 9780367260859 (doi:10.4324/9780429291395-9)

2018

Gordon, E. C. (2018) Intellectual humility, spirituality and counselling. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 46(4), pp. 279-291. (doi: 10.1177/0091647118807185)

2017

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (Eds.) (2017) Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198716310

Carter, J. .A. , Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (2017) Knowledge-first: an introduction. In: Carter, J. A., Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (eds.) Knowledge-First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780198716310 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198716310.003.0001)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (Eds.) (2017) The Moral Psychology of Pride. Series: Moral psychology of the emotions. Rowman and Littlefield: London. ISBN 9781783489084

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2017) The moral psychology of pride: an introduction. In: Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (eds.) The Moral Psychology of Pride. Series: Moral psychology of the emotions. Rowan & Liitlefield: London, UK, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781783489084

Gordon, E. (2017) Is fundamentalism just a problem for religious people? In: Harris, M. and Pritchard, D. (eds.) Philosophy, Science and Religion for Everyone. Routledge: Abingdon, UK, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9781138234154 (doi:10.4324/9781315102474-10)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2017) Googled assertion. Philosophical Psychology, 30(4), pp. 490-501. (doi: 10.1080/09515089.2017.1285395)

Gordon, E. C. (2017) Understanding in epistemology. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,

2016

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2016) Objectual understanding, factivity and belief. In: Grajner, M. and Schmechtig, P. (eds.) Epistemic Reasons, Norms and Goals. De Gruyter, pp. 423-442. ISBN 9783110496345 (doi:10.1515/9783110496765-020)

Gordon, E. C. (2016) Social epistemology and the acquisition of understanding. In: Ammon, S. R., Baumberger, C. and Grimm, S. (eds.) Explaining Understanding: New Perspectives from Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 293-317. ISBN 9781138921931

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2016) Knowledge, assertion and intellectual humility. Logos and Episteme, 7(4), pp. 489-502. (doi: 10.5840/logos-episteme20167444)

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. C. and Palermos, S. O. (2016) Extended emotion. Philosophical Psychology, 29(2), pp. 198-217. (doi: 10.1080/09515089.2015.1063596)

2015

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2015) On cognitive and moral enhancement: a reply to Savulescu and Persson. Bioethics, 29(3), pp. 153-161. (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12076)

2014

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) Openmindedness and truth. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 44(2), pp. 207-224. (doi: 10.1080/00455091.2014.923247)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) A new maneuver against the epistemic relativist. Synthese, 191(8), pp. 1683-1695. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-013-0357-2)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) Objectual understanding and the value problem. American Philosophical Quarterly, 51(1), pp. 1-13.

2013

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2013) Intelligence, wellbeing and procreative beneficence. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(2), pp. 122-135. (doi: 10.1111/japp.12011)

2012

Gordon, E. C. (2012) Is there propositional understanding? Logos and Episteme, 3(2), pp. 181-192.

2011

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2011) Norms of assertion: the quantity and quality of epistemic support. Philosophia, 39(4), pp. 615-635. (doi: 10.1007/s11406-011-9317-6)

This list was generated on Sat Sep 18 07:10:45 2021 BST.
Number of items: 24.

Articles

Simion, M. I. , Schnurr, J. and Gordon, E. C. (2021) Epistemic norms, closure, and no-Belief hinge epistemology. Synthese, 198(15), pp. 3553-3564. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02165-1)

Gordon, E. C. (2021) Elgin on understanding: How does it involve know-how, endorsement and factivity? Synthese, 198(6), pp. 4955-4972. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02381-9)

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. and Grodniewicz, J.P. (2020) Understanding a communicated thought. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-020-02854-2) (Early Online Publication)

Gordon, E. C. (2018) Intellectual humility, spirituality and counselling. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 46(4), pp. 279-291. (doi: 10.1177/0091647118807185)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2017) Googled assertion. Philosophical Psychology, 30(4), pp. 490-501. (doi: 10.1080/09515089.2017.1285395)

Gordon, E. C. (2017) Understanding in epistemology. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2016) Knowledge, assertion and intellectual humility. Logos and Episteme, 7(4), pp. 489-502. (doi: 10.5840/logos-episteme20167444)

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. C. and Palermos, S. O. (2016) Extended emotion. Philosophical Psychology, 29(2), pp. 198-217. (doi: 10.1080/09515089.2015.1063596)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2015) On cognitive and moral enhancement: a reply to Savulescu and Persson. Bioethics, 29(3), pp. 153-161. (doi: 10.1111/bioe.12076)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) Openmindedness and truth. Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 44(2), pp. 207-224. (doi: 10.1080/00455091.2014.923247)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) A new maneuver against the epistemic relativist. Synthese, 191(8), pp. 1683-1695. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-013-0357-2)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2014) Objectual understanding and the value problem. American Philosophical Quarterly, 51(1), pp. 1-13.

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2013) Intelligence, wellbeing and procreative beneficence. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 30(2), pp. 122-135. (doi: 10.1111/japp.12011)

Gordon, E. C. (2012) Is there propositional understanding? Logos and Episteme, 3(2), pp. 181-192.

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2011) Norms of assertion: the quantity and quality of epistemic support. Philosophia, 39(4), pp. 615-635. (doi: 10.1007/s11406-011-9317-6)

Book Sections

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2020) Intellectual humility and assertion. In: Alfano, M., Lynch, M. P. and Tanesini, A. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Humility. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. Routledge: Oxon, UK, pp. 335-345. ISBN 9780815364115

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. (2020) Is searching the internet making us intellectually arrogant? In: Tanesini, A. and Lynch, M. P. (eds.) Polarisation, Arrogance, and Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 88-103. ISBN 9780367260859 (doi:10.4324/9780429291395-9)

Carter, J. .A. , Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (2017) Knowledge-first: an introduction. In: Carter, J. A., Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (eds.) Knowledge-First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780198716310 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198716310.003.0001)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2017) The moral psychology of pride: an introduction. In: Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (eds.) The Moral Psychology of Pride. Series: Moral psychology of the emotions. Rowan & Liitlefield: London, UK, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781783489084

Gordon, E. (2017) Is fundamentalism just a problem for religious people? In: Harris, M. and Pritchard, D. (eds.) Philosophy, Science and Religion for Everyone. Routledge: Abingdon, UK, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9781138234154 (doi:10.4324/9781315102474-10)

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (2016) Objectual understanding, factivity and belief. In: Grajner, M. and Schmechtig, P. (eds.) Epistemic Reasons, Norms and Goals. De Gruyter, pp. 423-442. ISBN 9783110496345 (doi:10.1515/9783110496765-020)

Gordon, E. C. (2016) Social epistemology and the acquisition of understanding. In: Ammon, S. R., Baumberger, C. and Grimm, S. (eds.) Explaining Understanding: New Perspectives from Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 293-317. ISBN 9781138921931

Edited Books

Carter, J. A. , Gordon, E. C. and Jarvis, B. W. (Eds.) (2017) Knowledge First: Approaches in Epistemology and Mind. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198716310

Carter, J. A. and Gordon, E. C. (Eds.) (2017) The Moral Psychology of Pride. Series: Moral psychology of the emotions. Rowman and Littlefield: London. ISBN 9781783489084

This list was generated on Sat Sep 18 07:10:45 2021 BST.

Supervision

I am happy to supervise MSc and PhD students working on most topics in epistemology and applied ethics (especially bioethics). My current PhD students include Cian Brenan (working on Enhancement and Eudaimonia) and Daniella Meehan (working on Moral Responsibility and the Vice of Ignorance).

Teaching

[Spring 2021] SH16 Contemporary Ethics (convenor and lecturer)

[Spring 2020] JH6 History of Moral Philosophy: Kant (lecturer)

[Spring 2020] Philosophy 1B: What is Good? (lecturer)

[Spring 2020] JH9 Moral Philosophy (seminar leader)

[Autumn 2009] SH16 Contemporary Ethics (convenor and lecturer)

[Autumn 2009] JH3 Epistemology (seminar leader)

[Autumn 2009] Philosophy 2A: Is My Mind My Brain? (lecturer)

 

Additional information

I am Head of Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations at the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre. For details about the Centre, see here