Zoe Jenkin is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. She works in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of psychology. Her research comprises two intertwined strands: the nature of perception and reasoning, and our normative evaluations of these mental processes. In recent work, she has argued that perception is sensitive to our reasons in a similar way to that in which beliefs are. Her recent papers include “The Epistemic Role of Core Cognition” (Philosophical Review), “Crossmodal Basing” (Mind), and “Perceptual Learning and Reasons-Responsiveness” (Noûs). At the UCHV, she will be working on a book titled “The Epistemic Self,” which concerns the question of when and how we are responsible for our unconscious and automatic thoughts and actions.
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
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