Tom Fery, BA MA

Tom Fery, BA MA

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Tom Fery
Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Vienna

Room: D 0317 (NIG)
Phone: +43-1-4277-460732



Areas of Interest

Epistemology, Philosophy of Language



Doxastic Involuntarism, Evidentialism and Doxastic Morality

My aim is to formulate and to defend an Evidentialist Ethics of Belief. The project is motivated by three themes: Doxastic Involuntarism, the view that we have no direct control over our beliefs; Evidentialism, the view that a belief is epistemically justified only if it is based on adequate evidence; and Doxastic Morality, the view that beliefs can be subject to (non-evidential) normative requirements. I investigate the question of how these three ideas can be put together.

Supervisors: Max Kölbel, Hans Bernhard Schmid

Past Talks

03.09.2020 // What We Owe to Each Friend. Epistemic Partiality and Evidence Gathering. The Normativity and Epistemology of Friendship Conference. Trinity College Dublin (held online).

21.11.2019 //The Possibility of Doxastic Conflicts. FoNTI Colloquium. University of Vienna.

02.05.2019 // In What Sense does Belief Aim at Truth? A Two-Stage Model of Doxastic Rationality FoNTI Colloquium. University of Vienna.


27.05.2019 // A workshop with Sanford Goldberg on his "To the Best of Our Knowledge: Social Expectations and Epistemic Normativity"




UE Logik

PS Skepticism and Disagreement (with Anne-Kathrin Koch)