Michael Blome-Tillmann

McGill Philosophy ~ Cambridge Philosophy


I'm an Associate Professor in Philosophy at McGill University and a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the University of Cambridge. From 2016 on I will hold a William Dawson Scholarship, McGill’s equivalent to a Canada Research Chair. Before joining the McGill faculty in 2009 I was the Stevenson Junior Research Fellow in the Arts at University College, Oxford. I have earned a BPhil (2003) and DPhil (2007) in philosophy from the University of Oxford.

My primary areas of research lie in epistemology, the philosophy of language, and especially their intersection (the semantics of knowledge attributions). I have published articles on a number of topics in epistemology, including scepticism, closure, Moorean reasoning, reliabilism, and epistemic contextualism, but also on topics in the philosophy of language—such as conversational implicatures and definite descriptions. A monograph developing my views on epistemic contextualism has appeared recently with Oxford University Press.

Besides the above work, I’m interested in pretty much any philosophical topic that is related to knowledge or to issues in the areas of the three Ls: logic, language and linguistics.

For more details on my current research please visit my research section.

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