Aidan McGlynn

Senior Lecturer

Background

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).

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', 'Knowledge and Reality' and 'Mind, Matter, and Language'.

Office hours

11-12 on Thursdays (except week 1 of Semester 1) or by appointment

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Current 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, and objectification. I'm current writing a book on objectification and co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Social Epistemology (with Jennifer Lackey).

Past research interests

Knowledge First epistemology, the analysis of knowledge.