Dylan Balfour

Thesis title: The Cluelessness Argument


I'm interested in "cluelessness" - the idea that we know only a tiny proportion of our actions' total consequences. More specifically, I'm investigating whether cluelessness poses a threat to consequentialism, and how it might affect the decision-making of effective altruists. 

Undergraduate teaching

Greats: From Plato to the Englightenment (2020)

Conference details

'Expanding the Situationist Challenge to Reliabilism About Memory' Ninth Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference, May 2019

Dr Elinor Mason

Dr Guy Fletcher

'Second-Personal Theodicy: Coming to Know Why God Permits Suffering by Coming to Know God Himself'. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11153-020-09763-x

'Review of Hilary Greaves & Theron Pummer (eds.) Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues (Oxford: OUP, 2019)' Journal of Moral Philosophy. Forthcoming.