The University Center for Human Values is delighted to announce its newly appointed Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellows for the academic year 2023-2024.
Zoe Jenkin is an assistant professor in the philosophy department and philosophy-neuroscience-psychology program at Washington University in St. Louis. 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.