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Dr Arnon Keren

Dr Arnon KerenVisiting Research Fellow

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Arnon is Senior Lecturer at the Philosophy Department at the University of Haifa. He received his BA and MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and then his PhD at Columbia University (2006). Before joining the University of Haifa (2008), he did postdoctoral work at the Department of Bioethics, NIH. Since 2015, he is also Co-Chair of the Psyphas B.A Honors Program in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Haifa.

Research interests
  • Epistemology
  • Social Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Ethics
  • Bioethics

Arnon’s main field of research is in epistemology, especially social epistemology. He works on testimonial knowledge and justification, and is particularly interested in knowledge based on trust and epistemic authority. He also works on science and democracy, and studies the ethical significance of various states of knowledge and ignorance.

Selected publications
  • Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent", Philosophy of Science 82 (2015): 1284-1295.
  • "Zagzebski on Authority and Preemption in the Domain of Belief", The European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  6 (2014): 61-76.
  • "Trust and Belief: A Preemptive Reasons Account", Synthese 191 (2014): 2503-2615.
  • "On the Alleged Perversity of the Evidential View of Testimony", Analysis 72 (2012): 700-707.
  • "Epistemic Authority, Testimony and the Transmission of Knowledge", Episteme 4 (2007): 368-381.
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