Dr Mona Simion

  • Lecturer (Philosophy)

Biography

I am Deputy Director of the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre, Director of Graduate Studies (Taught) in Philosophy and Co-Chair of the Gender and Equality Committee of the School of Humanities

I also sit on the Management Committee of the British Society for Theory of Knowledgethe  Steering Committee of the Social Epistemology Networkand on the Editorial Board of the Philosophical Quarterly.

i am Principal Investigator on a major research project entitled 'KnowledegLab: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology', and funded by a European Research Council 1.5 million Euro grant over 5 years. The project develops a novel research programme for social epistemology (2021-2025).

I am also co-investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded  'Virtue Epistemology of Trust' project (2020-2023) and a Principal Investigator on the 'Dimensions of Wellbeing' industry-funded project (2021-2026).

Before this I held a prestigious Mind Research Fellowship from the Mind Association for my 'Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions' project (2018-2019).

I have two monographs forthcoming, with Oxford University Press – ‘Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context’ – and, respectively, Cambridge University Press – ‘Sharing Knowledge: A Functionalist Account of Assertion’ (with C. Kelp). I am currently making final revisions for a third monograph for OUP, entitled ‘Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions.

My edited volume 'Reasons, Justification, and Defeat' (with Jessica Brown) will come out next year with Oxford University Press. I also have more than forty articles and book chapters published in internationally leading journals, such as e.g. Noûs and The Journal of Philosophy and in anthologies of prestigious publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Cambridge Universiy Press. 

Research interests

AoS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Feminist Philosophy, Ethics.
AoC: Social and Political Philosophy, Social Ontology, Philosophical Methodology, Philosophy of Biology, Media and Communication Theory

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014
Number of items: 42.

2020

Simion, M. and Miragoli, M. (2020) Gender and group disagreement. In: Broncano-Berrocal, F. and Carter, J. A. (eds.) The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. Series: Routledge studies in epistemology. Routledge. ISBN 9780367077426 (In Press)

Carter, J. A. and Simion, M. (2020) The ethics and epistemology of trust. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Philosophical Quarterly, (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqaa048)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

Boult, C. , Kelp, C. , Schnurr, J. and Simion, M. (2020) Epistemic virtues and virtues with epistemic content. In: Kelp, C. and Greco, J. (eds.) Virtue Theoretic Epistemology: New Methods and Approaches. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 42-57. ISBN 9781108481212 (doi:10.1017/9781108666404.003)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2020) How to be an anti-reductionist. Synthese, 197(7), pp. 2849-2866. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1722-y)

Simion, M. (2020) Testimonial contractarianism: a knowledge-first social epistemology. Noûs, (doi: 10.1111/nous.12337) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2020) Assertion: the constitutive norms view. In: Goldberg, S. C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Assertion. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780190675233 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190675233.013.2)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) The C account of assertion: a negative result. Synthese, 197(1), pp. 125-137. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1760-5)

Brown, J. and Simion, M. (Eds.) (2020) Reasons, Justification, and Defeat. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) Sharing Knowledge: a Functionalist Account of Assertion. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) A social epistemology of assertion. In: Lackey, J. and McGlynn, A. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Assertion compatibilism. In: Kyriacou, C. and Wallbridge, K. (eds.) Skeptical Invariantism Reconsidered. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) A priori perceptual entitlement, knowledge-first. Philosophical Issues, (In Press)

Simion, M. (2020) Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context. Oxford University Press: Oxford. (In Press)

Simion, M. (2020) The social epistemology of education. In: Peters, M. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer. ISBN 9789812875327 (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Warrant transmission and psychological defeat. In: Pritchard, D. and Jope, M. (eds.) Epistemic Closure and Transmission. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. , Carter, J. A. and Kelp, C. (2020) On behalf of knowledge-first collective epistemology. In: Silva, P. and Oliveira, L. (eds.) Doxastic and Propositional Warrant. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Simion, M. (2019) A puzzle for epistemic WAMs. Synthese, 196(11), pp. 4679-4689. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1681-3)

Simion, M. (2019) Knowledge‐first functionalism. Philosophical Issues, 29(1), pp. 254-267. (doi: 10.1111/phis.12152)

Simion, M. (2019) Saying and believing: the norm commonality assumption. Philosophical Studies, 176(8), pp. 1951-1966. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-018-1105-8)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2019) Conceptual innovation, function first. Noûs, (doi: 10.1111/nous.12302) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Epistemic norm correspondence and the belief-assertion parallel. Analysis, 79(2), pp. 260-265. (doi: 10.1093/analys/any048)

Simion, M. I. , Schnurr, J. and Gordon, E. C. (2019) Epistemic norms, closure, and no-Belief hinge epistemology. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02165-1) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Conceptual engineering for epistemic norms. Inquiry, (doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2018.1562373) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Assertion: the context shiftiness dilemma. Mind and Language, 34(4), pp. 503-517. (doi: 10.1111/mila.12221)

Simion, M. (2019) Hermeneutical injustice as basing failure. In: Carter, J. A. and Bondy, P. (eds.) Well Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation. Series: Routledge studies in epistemology. Routledge. ISBN 9781138503755

2018

Simion, M. (2018) No epistemic norm for action. American Philosophical Quarterly, 55(3), pp. 231-238.

Simion, M. (2018) The explanation proffering norm of moral assertion. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 21(3), pp. 477-488. (doi: 10.1007/s10677-018-9922-6)

Simion, M. (2018) Epistemic trouble for engineering ‘woman'. Logos and Episteme, 9(1), pp. 91-98.

Simion, M. (2018) The 'should' in conceptual engineering. Inquiry, 61(8), pp. 914-928. (doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2017.1392894)

2017

Simion, M. (2017) Epistemic norms and 'he said/she said' reporting. Episteme, 14(4), pp. 413-422. (doi: 10.1017/epi.2016.11)

Kelp, C. , Boult, C. , Broncano-Berrocal, F. , Dimmock, P. , Ghijsen, H. and Simion, M. (2017) Hoops and Barns: a new dilemma for Sosa. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1461-5) (Early Online Publication)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2017) Commodious knowledge. Synthese, 194(5), pp. 1487-1502. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0938-3)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2017) Criticism and blame in action and assertion. Journal of Philosophy, 114(2), pp. 76-93. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201711426)

2016

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion: knowledge is enough. Synthese, 193(10), pp. 3041-3056. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0914-y)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2016) The tertiary value problem and the superiority of knowledge. American Philosophical Quarterly, 53(4), pp. 397-409.

Simion, M. , Kelp, C. and Ghijsen, H. (2016) Norms of belief. Philosophical Issues, 26, pp. 374-392. (doi: 10.1111/phis.12077)

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion: just one way to take it back. Logos and Episteme, 7(3), pp. 385-391.

Simion, M. (2016) Non-probabilistic decision strategies behind the veil. Journal of Value Inquiry, 50(3), pp. 557-572. (doi: 10.1007/s10790-015-9536-3)

Simion, M. (2016) Perception, history and benefit. Episteme, 13(1), pp. 61-76. (doi: 10.1017/epi.2015.56)

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion, knowledge and rational credibility: the scoreboard. In: Grajner, M. and Schmechtig, P. (eds.) Epistemic Reasons, Norms and Goals. De Gruyter: Boston, pp. 137-164. ISBN 9783110496345

2014

Simion, M. (2014) Aggregating reasons and persons: on sorting out the logic of the good, Royce’s style. Contemporary Pragmatism, 11(2), pp. 107-121. (doi: 10.1163/18758185-90000293)

This list was generated on Wed Sep 23 02:50:15 2020 BST.
Number of items: 42.

Articles

Carter, J. A. and Simion, M. (2020) The ethics and epistemology of trust. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2020) How to be an anti-reductionist. Synthese, 197(7), pp. 2849-2866. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1722-y)

Simion, M. (2020) Testimonial contractarianism: a knowledge-first social epistemology. Noûs, (doi: 10.1111/nous.12337) (Early Online Publication)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) The C account of assertion: a negative result. Synthese, 197(1), pp. 125-137. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1760-5)

Simion, M. (2020) A priori perceptual entitlement, knowledge-first. Philosophical Issues, (In Press)

Simion, M. (2019) A puzzle for epistemic WAMs. Synthese, 196(11), pp. 4679-4689. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-018-1681-3)

Simion, M. (2019) Knowledge‐first functionalism. Philosophical Issues, 29(1), pp. 254-267. (doi: 10.1111/phis.12152)

Simion, M. (2019) Saying and believing: the norm commonality assumption. Philosophical Studies, 176(8), pp. 1951-1966. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-018-1105-8)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2019) Conceptual innovation, function first. Noûs, (doi: 10.1111/nous.12302) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Epistemic norm correspondence and the belief-assertion parallel. Analysis, 79(2), pp. 260-265. (doi: 10.1093/analys/any048)

Simion, M. I. , Schnurr, J. and Gordon, E. C. (2019) Epistemic norms, closure, and no-Belief hinge epistemology. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02165-1) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Conceptual engineering for epistemic norms. Inquiry, (doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2018.1562373) (Early Online Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Assertion: the context shiftiness dilemma. Mind and Language, 34(4), pp. 503-517. (doi: 10.1111/mila.12221)

Simion, M. (2018) No epistemic norm for action. American Philosophical Quarterly, 55(3), pp. 231-238.

Simion, M. (2018) The explanation proffering norm of moral assertion. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 21(3), pp. 477-488. (doi: 10.1007/s10677-018-9922-6)

Simion, M. (2018) Epistemic trouble for engineering ‘woman'. Logos and Episteme, 9(1), pp. 91-98.

Simion, M. (2018) The 'should' in conceptual engineering. Inquiry, 61(8), pp. 914-928. (doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2017.1392894)

Simion, M. (2017) Epistemic norms and 'he said/she said' reporting. Episteme, 14(4), pp. 413-422. (doi: 10.1017/epi.2016.11)

Kelp, C. , Boult, C. , Broncano-Berrocal, F. , Dimmock, P. , Ghijsen, H. and Simion, M. (2017) Hoops and Barns: a new dilemma for Sosa. Synthese, (doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1461-5) (Early Online Publication)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2017) Commodious knowledge. Synthese, 194(5), pp. 1487-1502. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0938-3)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2017) Criticism and blame in action and assertion. Journal of Philosophy, 114(2), pp. 76-93. (doi: 10.5840/jphil201711426)

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion: knowledge is enough. Synthese, 193(10), pp. 3041-3056. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0914-y)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2016) The tertiary value problem and the superiority of knowledge. American Philosophical Quarterly, 53(4), pp. 397-409.

Simion, M. , Kelp, C. and Ghijsen, H. (2016) Norms of belief. Philosophical Issues, 26, pp. 374-392. (doi: 10.1111/phis.12077)

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion: just one way to take it back. Logos and Episteme, 7(3), pp. 385-391.

Simion, M. (2016) Non-probabilistic decision strategies behind the veil. Journal of Value Inquiry, 50(3), pp. 557-572. (doi: 10.1007/s10790-015-9536-3)

Simion, M. (2016) Perception, history and benefit. Episteme, 13(1), pp. 61-76. (doi: 10.1017/epi.2015.56)

Simion, M. (2014) Aggregating reasons and persons: on sorting out the logic of the good, Royce’s style. Contemporary Pragmatism, 11(2), pp. 107-121. (doi: 10.1163/18758185-90000293)

Books

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) Sharing Knowledge: a Functionalist Account of Assertion. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context. Oxford University Press: Oxford. (In Press)

Book Sections

Simion, M. and Miragoli, M. (2020) Gender and group disagreement. In: Broncano-Berrocal, F. and Carter, J. A. (eds.) The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. Series: Routledge studies in epistemology. Routledge. ISBN 9780367077426 (In Press)

Boult, C. , Kelp, C. , Schnurr, J. and Simion, M. (2020) Epistemic virtues and virtues with epistemic content. In: Kelp, C. and Greco, J. (eds.) Virtue Theoretic Epistemology: New Methods and Approaches. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, pp. 42-57. ISBN 9781108481212 (doi:10.1017/9781108666404.003)

Simion, M. and Kelp, C. (2020) Assertion: the constitutive norms view. In: Goldberg, S. C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Assertion. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780190675233 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190675233.013.2)

Kelp, C. and Simion, M. (2020) A social epistemology of assertion. In: Lackey, J. and McGlynn, A. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Assertion compatibilism. In: Kyriacou, C. and Wallbridge, K. (eds.) Skeptical Invariantism Reconsidered. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) The social epistemology of education. In: Peters, M. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer. ISBN 9789812875327 (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2020) Warrant transmission and psychological defeat. In: Pritchard, D. and Jope, M. (eds.) Epistemic Closure and Transmission. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. , Carter, J. A. and Kelp, C. (2020) On behalf of knowledge-first collective epistemology. In: Silva, P. and Oliveira, L. (eds.) Doxastic and Propositional Warrant. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Simion, M. (2019) Hermeneutical injustice as basing failure. In: Carter, J. A. and Bondy, P. (eds.) Well Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation. Series: Routledge studies in epistemology. Routledge. ISBN 9781138503755

Simion, M. (2016) Assertion, knowledge and rational credibility: the scoreboard. In: Grajner, M. and Schmechtig, P. (eds.) Epistemic Reasons, Norms and Goals. De Gruyter: Boston, pp. 137-164. ISBN 9783110496345

Book Reviews

Simion, M. (2020) Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Philosophical Quarterly, (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqaa048)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

Edited Books

Brown, J. and Simion, M. (Eds.) (2020) Reasons, Justification, and Defeat. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

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Grants

Total: GBP 2,224,092

 

2021-2025: ERC Starting Grant: ‘KNOWLEDGELAB: Knowledge-First Social Epistemology (EUR 1,470,000). Awarded by: the European Research Council 

2020-2023: Research Grant: ‘A Virtue Epistemology of Trust’ (GBP 254,871). Awarded by: Leverhulme Trust, UK (Co-I, with A. Carter and C. Kelp)

2020-2025: Impact & Research Industry Grant: ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing’ (GBP 332,075). Awarded by: Therme Group, Austria (PI, with C. Kelp).

2019: Conference Grant: ‘European Epistemology Network Meeting 2020’ (GBP 1.500) Awarded by: Mind Association (with C. Kelp).

2019: Conference Grant: ‘European Epistemology Network Meeting 2020’ (GBP 1.500) Awarded by: Scots Philosophical Association (with C. Kelp).

2019: Conference Grant: ‘Perception: Epistemology and Mind’ (GBP 1.500). Awarded by: Scots Philosophical Association (with D. Brown).

2019: Conference & Knowledge Exchange Grant: ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing.’ (GBP 3.600). Awarded by: Therme Group and University of Glasgow (with A. Carter and C. Kelp).

2019: Network Grant: ‘Blame and Responsibility’ (GBP 10,000). Awarded by: Royal Society of Edinburgh (Key Contributor, with Jessica Brown (PI), A. Carter, C. Kelp, E. Mason, A. McGlynn, P. Todd (Co-Key Contributors))

2019: Conference Grant: Glasgow Graduate Conference in Epistemology and Mind (GBP 3000). Awarded by: Analysis Trust, Scots Philosophical Association, Mind Association (with J. Corns).

2019: Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant: Wellbeing (GBP 2,400). Awarded by: Therme Group and University of Glasgow (with A. Carter and C. Kelp).

2018: Conference Grant: ‘European Normativity Network Meeting 2018’ (GBP 1,800) Awarded by: Analysis Trust and Scots Philosophical Association (with R. Cowan and C. Kelp).

2018: Research Fellowship: ‘Epistemic Norms and Epistemic Functions’ (GBP 23,000). Awarded by: The Mind Association.

2018: Conference Grant: ‘Knowledge First: Themes from Tim Williamson’ (GBP 4,700). Awarded by: The Mind Association, the Analysis Trust and Cardiff University.

2017: Conference Grant: ‘1st Social Epistemology Network Event’ (EUR 15,000) Awarded by: Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo.

2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ‘Conceptual Engineering for Epistemic Norms’ (EUR 140,000). Awarded by: Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature and ConceptLab, University of Oslo.

2016: Visiting Fellowship: ‘JuMo Early Career Mobility Funding’ (EUR 14,500). 9 months research stay at UC Riverside and UC Irvine. Awarded by: KU Leuven. Sponsors: Peter Graham and Sven Bernecker.

2016: Conference Grant: ‘Epistemic Norms’ (EUR 4,500). Awarded by: FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) and Van de Wielefonds.

Supervision

I am happy to supervise PhD projects in epistemology, philosophy of language, ethics and feminist philosophy, as well as at their intersection.

Postdocs

2020-2023 Emma Gordon (epistemology, bioethics)

2021-2026 Christopher Willard Kyle (epistemology, ethics of wellbeing)

 

PhD students

2020-2024 Isak Andri Olafsson (virtue epistemology, trust)

2020-2024 Paul Irikefe (philosophical methodology, epistemology (external supervisor, Cardiff University))

2020-2021 Sam Kang (conceptual engineering (external supervisor,Carnegie Mellon University))

2020-2024 Yasmeen Hindawi (feminist philosophy of language, social ontology)

2019-2023 Shweta Pandey (feminist epistemology)

2018-2022 Daniella Meehan (blame, vice epistemology)

2018-2022 Martin Miragoli (social epistemology, hinge epistemology)

2017 – 2023 Daniela Rusu (feminist epistemology, feminist philosophy of language)

2016-2020 Maria Mendez (political philosophy)

2017 – 2018 Paul Hampson (conceptual engineering)

Teaching

Areas of Competence: epistemology, philosophy of language, ethics, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, philosophical methodology, political philosophy, social ontology, logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, history of analytic.

   

Undergraduate

PHIL 1010: Philosophy 1A: How Can I Know? 

SH12: Gender & Race 

 

Postgraduate

MSc Feminist Philosophy 

MSc Philosophy of Language 

MSc Research Methods

MSc Conversion Introduction to Analytic Philosophy

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2019: Mind Research Fellowship, UK
  • 2017: CSMN & ConceptLab Postdoctoral Fellowship, Norway
  • 2016 - 2017: JUMO Mobility Fellowship, Belgium
  • 2013 - 2017: FWO & BOF PhD Fellowship, Belgium

Editorial boards

  • 2018: Philosophical Quarterly

Professional & learned societies

  • 2017: Steering Committee Member, Social Epistemology Network
  • 2017: Member, European Normativity Network
  • 2018: Member, Epistemology of Education Network
  • 2018: Member, Philosophy of Blame Network
  • 2018: Member, Higher Order Evidence Network
  • 2019: Management Committee member, British Society for the Theory of Knowledge
  • 2019: Member, Philosophy of Risk network

Additional information

Impact & Outreach

PI: ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing and Architecture’ Impact Case, University of Glasgow and Therme Group, Austria

‘#YouShouldBelieveHer.’ Invited Entry for ‘Open for Debate’: 

Interviewed by Robin Bisson for Research Professional News here

Organiser: ‘Forgiveness and Blame’ Public Roundtable, Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow and Royal Society of Edinburgh.

‘Evidence and Knowledge’ public talk at the Glasgow – NASA Workshop on Safety Engineering.

Organiser: Public Conference on ‘Dimensions of Wellbeing,’ University of Glasgow.

Organiser: Cardiff Philosophy Festival: Ethics and Technology, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff (with Orestis Palermos).

'The Value of Knowledge'; public lecture at the Philosophy Cafe, Cardiff.

‘Testimonial Contractarianism’ Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture, Cardiff University.

‘What is God?.’ Roundtable discussion at the ‘Question Everything’ philosophy meet up, The Philharmonic, Cardiff (moderator).

Co-Organiser: Royal Institute of Philosophy Cardiff Seminar Series.