Stephen B. Ryan
Room 6.01, Dugald Stewart Building
- 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9AD
Student consultation hours: Mondays, 15:10-17:00
I joined the University as a Teaching Assistant in Philosophy in September 2015.
- MSc Philosophy, University of Edinburgh - Distinction
- MSc Healthcare Leadership & Management, University of Birmingham - Merit
- BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge
Responsibilities & affiliations
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (reference number PR100589)
- Morality and Value
- Logic 1
Student consultation hours Mondays, 15:10-17:00
I have previously tutored:
- 'Mind, Matter and Language', , University of Edinburgh, 2015-16
- 'Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment', , University of Edinburgh, 2015-16
- 'Knowledge and Reality', University of Edinburgh, 2014-15
- 'Morality and Value', University of Edinburgh, 2014-15
- 'Greats: From Plato to the Enlightenment', University of Edinburgh, 2013-14
Lecturing and Course Organising, 2016-17
- Epistemology (Online) (PHIL11131)
Student consultation hours by appointment
My current research centres on methodology in epistemology, especially the roles of intuitive judgments elicited by thought experiments.
- 'Reliance on intuitions: A response to Cappelen', 5th International Graduate Conference in Philosophy Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, April 2014
- 'Epistemology, intuitions, and expertise', Edinburgh Epistemology Fest, December 2012
- 'Ugliness upon reflection and epistemic value', Edinburgh Epistemology Research Group, March 2011
Past research interestsPreviously I have worked in healthcare research.
- 'Introduction to Philosophy', Tutoring on this inaugural free University of Edinburgh & Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Jan-Mar, 2013
- 'Introduction to Philosophy', Supporting new tutors on the second iteration of this free University of Edinburgh & Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Oct-Nov 2013
Forthcoming, 'Does Contextualism Hinge on a Methodological Dispute?' in Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Contextualism London: Routledge (co-authored with Mikkel Gerken and Jie Gao)
- 'Using shared goal setting to improve access and equity' Implementation Science 2012, 7; 76 (with N Kolehmainen, G MacLennan, L Ternent, EAS Duncan, EM Duncan, L McKee and JJ Francis).
- 'Multi-level case studies in development of complex interventions' Trials 2013, 14 (Suppl 1):P5 published abstract (with N Kolehmainen, G MacLennan, L Ternent, EAS Duncan, EM Duncan, L McKee and JJ Francis).
- 'Improving shared goal setting: a multi-level mixed methods study of the Good Goals intervention' Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2013, Vol. 55 Issue Supplement s2, p. 53 abstract 140 (with N Kolehmainen, G MacLennan, L Ternent, EAS Duncan, EM Duncan, L McKee and JJ Francis).
- Convenor, Meta Reading Group, 2013-14
- Treasurer, 4th Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference, 27-28 June 2014
- Member of organising committee, Third Edinburgh Ethics Fest, 16 April 2014
- Co-organiser, Social Philosophy FiESTa, May 2013
- Student representative, British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA), 2012-2014