Dr Charlie Crerar

Dr Charlie Crerar


I received my PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2018, where I wrote a thesis on the nature and significance of intellectual vice. After this I spent three years as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut. My BA was also at the University of Sheffield, and I have an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Research interests

The main focus of my research is in epistemology. I am interested in how our epistemic practices and capacities affect our lives as social, political, and moral agents, and vice versa. In this connection, I have written on topics including the epistemology of taboo, the nature of intellectual vice, epistemic paternalism, snobbery, and both intellectual and moral virtue. I am also interested in related areas of both ethics and feminist philosophy. 

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>