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Dr Jason Konek

Lecturer in Philosophy


Office: Cornwallis West, room 155

Office hours: Monday 4-5pm


Dr Jason Konek is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Kent. He is also director of The Reasoning Club, which is a network of research institutes, centres, departments and groups whose research focusses on topics connected to reasoning, inference and methodology broadly construed. Jason was previously an assistant professor at Kansas State University, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bristol on Dr Richard Pettigrew’s ERC funded Epistemic Utility Theory Project. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he worked with Dr Jim Joyce, and has a BA in both philosophy and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jason Konek’s research centres around issues in epistemology and decision theory. He focuses particularly on accuracy-centred epistemology, belief updating in response to uncertain evidence, and reasoning and decision-making with imprecise probabilities. In 2015, he was awarded the Young Epistemologist Prize for his work on the alethic foundations of imprecise Bayesianism.

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Konek, J. and Levinstein, B. (2017). The Foundations of Epistemic Decision Theory. Mind [Online]. Available at:
Konek, J. (2016). Probabilistic Knowledge and Cognitive Ability. Philosophical Review [Online] 125:509-587. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 2 [See all in KAR]
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Dr Konek teaches the philosophy of cognitive science and artificial intelligence


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Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email Philosophy

Last Updated: 19/01/2017