Laura Frances Callahan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Laura is interested in questions such as: How are we responsible for our beliefs – especially our moral and religious beliefs? What are the distinctive desiderata for such beliefs (know-how? understanding?), and what does forming these beliefs virtuously involve? How do social roles and interpersonal relationships shape these epistemic responsibilities? And how do such roles and relationships shape our ethical responsibilities? Laura received her PhD from Rutgers University in the spring of 2019 and her BPhil from Oxford University in 2015. She is a native Hoosier and received an undergraduate degree in philosophy and math from Indiana University Bloomington.
"Epistemic Existentialism," (forthcoming) Episteme
"Moral Reasons Not to Breastfeed: A Response to Woollard and Porter," (2019) The Journal of Medical Ethics, 45: 213-214.
"Moral Testimony: A Re-Conceived Understanding Explanation," (2018) The Philosophical Quarterly, 68(272): 237-259.
"On the Problem of Paradise," (2016) Faith and Philosophy, 33(2): 129-141.