Paul Shephard

Paul Shephard

Graduate Student

About Paul Shephard

I received my B.A. from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a double major in philosophy and economics, and I received my M.A. in philosophy from Northern Illinois University. My main areas of concern are epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics (specifically the free will debate). I also enjoy dabbling in other areas that often intersect with epistemology, such as philosophy of language and metaethics. Outside of philosophy, I am a rabid Buffalo Bills fan and player of every inexpensive sport.

Research interests 

social epistemology, with a focus on epistemic trust and application to contemporary concerns (especially those that involve the epistemic state of the modern voter); traditional epistemology; applied ethics; philosophy of technology and democracy