Professor Mona Simion
- Professor of Philosophy (Philosophy)
I am Professor of Philosophy and Director of the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre.
I also sit on the Executive Committee of the Aristotelian Society, 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.
I am the winner of the Young Epistemologist Prize 2021.
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 am the author of two monographs – ‘Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context’ (Oxford University Press, 2021) and 'Sharing Knowledge: A Functionalist Account of Assertion' (with C. Kelp, Cambridge University Press, 2021).
My edited volume 'Reasons, Justification, and Defeat' (with Jessica Brown) came in 2021 with Oxford University Press. I also have more than 50 articles and book chapters published in internationally leading journals, such as e.g. Noûs, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The Journal of Philosophy and in anthologies of prestigious publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Cambridge Universiy Press.
AoC: Social Ontology, Philosophical Methodology, Philosophy of Biology, Media and Communication Theory
Total: GBP 2,224,092
2021: Young Epistemologist Prize 2021 (USD 1,000). Awarded by: Rutgers University.
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.
I am happy to supervise PhD projects in epistemology, philosophy of language, moral & political philosophy, and feminist philosophy, as well as at their intersection.
- Andrieux, Guillaume
Permissible Belief Against the Evidence
- Edgoose, Han
Epistemic Injustice and Transphobia: Exploring the connections between epistemic injustice and wider systems of oppression
- Meehan, Daniella
Intellectual Vices and Epistemic Responsibility
- Patrizio, Ross
New Directions in Responsible Inquiry
- Wisenfeld Paine, Clara
Addressing the Knowledge Gap: A Feminist Epistemology Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence through a Pleasure-Centred Pedagogy
2020-2023 Emma Gordon (epistemology, bioethics)
2021-2026 Christopher Willard Kyle (epistemology, ethics of wellbeing)
2021-2022 Matthew Jope (epistemology)
2021-2026 Nina Kojima (ethics, political philosophy)
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)
Areas of Competence: epistemology, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, philosophical methodology, social ontology, logic, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, history of analytic.
PHIL 1010: Philosophy 1A: How Can I Know?
SH12: Gender & Race
MSc Feminist Philosophy
MSc Philosophy of Language
MSc Research Methods
MSc Conversion Introduction to Analytic Philosophy
Professional activities & recognition
- 2019 - 2019: Mind Research Fellowship, UK
- 2017 - 2017: CSMN & ConceptLab Postdoctoral Fellowship, Norway
- 2016 - 2017: JUMO Mobility Fellowship, Belgium
- 2013 - 2017: FWO & BOF PhD Fellowship, Belgium
- 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
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.