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

  • Joint Session Organiser

Undergraduate teaching

I teach the 4th year course 'Knowledge, Ignorance, and Power'. 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

I am on research leave in Spring 2019, and so won't be holding office hours.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


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.

Past research interests

Knowledge First epistemology, the analysis of knowledge.