Aidan McGlynn

Senior Lecturer


I joined the department in September 2012 as a Chancellor's Fellow, and I have been a senior lecturer since August 2018. Previously I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. I did my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin, where I was supervised by Mark Sainsbury, and my undergraduate and masters at the University of St Andrews. 

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Deputy Undergraduate Teaching Director (Honours), Diaphora Project

Undergraduate teaching

I teach the 4th year courses 'Knowledge, Ignorance, and Power' (Fall semester) and 'Objectification, Dehumanisation, and Othering' (Spring semester), as well as the knowledge portion of the 2nd year course 'Knowledge and Reality'.

In previous years I have taught 'Philosophy of Fiction', and co-taught 'Feminism', 'History of Analytic Philosophy', 'Themes in Epistemology', 'Scepticism', 'An Introduction to Philosophical Methodology', and 'Mind, Matter, and Language'.

Office hours


Semester 1: Thursday 1-2 or by appointment

Semester 2: TBD

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am available to supervise Masters and PhD dissertations in any of my research and teaching areas.

Current PhD students supervised

  • Frances Darling (Glasgow)
  • Jordan Karausky
  • William Kinzelmann
  • Rory Wilson
  • Yinmei Wu

Past PhD students supervised

Research summary

 I work mostly on issues in epistemology, particularly where it intersects with other areas such as the philosophies of language and mind and social and feminist philosophy.

Current research interests

Scepticism, immunity to error through misidentification, self-knowledge, standpoint epistemology, epistemic injustice, pornography, silencing, deep disagreement, and objectification. I'm currently writing a book on epistemic injustice and co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology (with Jennifer Lackey). I'm also a co-editor of the journal Hypatia.

Past research interests

Knowledge First epistemology, the analysis of knowledge.