Lani Watson

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2020-present

Research Fellow, Oxford Character Project, University of Oxford

2017-2020

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Edinburgh

2016-2017

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma

2015-2016

Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh

2011-2015

PhD Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2010-2011

MSc Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2004-2007 BA Philosophy, University of York

 

2021 (forthcoming)

Watson, L., The Right To Know: Epistemic Rights And Why We Need Them. London: Routledge.

2021 (forthcoming)

Watson, L., What is a Question. Philosophy.

2020

Watson, L., Epistemic Rights in a Polarized World. Polarisation, Arrogance, and Dogmatism: Philosophical Perspectives, Routledge edited by Lynch, M. and Tanesini, A.

2020

Watson, L., Vices of Questioning in Public Discourse. The Routledge Handbook of Vice Epistemology edited by Battaly, H.

2020

Watson, L., ‘Knowledge is Power’: Barriers to Intellectual Humility in the Classroom. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Humility edited by Alfano, M, Lynch, M. and Tanesini, A.

2019

Watson, L., Educating for Inquisitiveness: A Case Against Exemplarism for Intellectual Character Education. Journal of Moral Education 48(3): 303-315.

2019

Watson, L., Educating for Good Questioning as a Democratic Skill. In: The Routledge Handbook of Social Epistemology edited by Miranda Fricker, Peter J. Graham, David Henderson and Nikolaj J.L.L. Pedersen. New York: Routledge, 437-446.

2019

Watson, L. & Wilson, A. T., Review Essay: Exemplarist Moral Theory. Journal of Moral Philosophy 16: 755-767.

2018

Watson, L., Educating for Good Questioning: A Tool for Intellectual Virtues Education. Acta Analytica 33(3): 353-370.

2018

Watson, L., Systematic Epistemic Rights Violations in the Media: A Brexit Case Study. Social Epistemology 32(2): 88-102.

2018

Watson, L., Curiosity and Inquisitiveness. In The Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology edited by Heather Battaly. New York: Routledge.

2018

Watson, L., Educating for Curiosity. In The Moral Psychology of Curiosity edited by Ilhan Inan, Lani Watson, Dennis Whitcomb and Safiye Yigit. Rowman & Littlefield, 293-310.

2016

Watson, L., Why Should We Educate For Inquisitiveness. In Intellectual Virtues and Education: Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology edited by Jason Baehr. New York: Routledge, 38-53.

2016

Watson, L., The Epistemology of Education. Philosophy Compass 11(3): 146-159.

2015 Watson, L., What Is Inquisitiveness. American Philosophical Quarterly 52(3): 273-288

 

My research focuses on questions and questioning, and their role in intellectual character, including intellectual virtues such as curiosity, inquisitiveness, and intellectual humility. I work primarily in applied social and virtue epistemology, including political and media epistemology, as well as the philosophy of education. I am currently working as a Research Fellow with the Oxford Character Project, examining the role of good and bad questioning and intellectual character in leadership across diverse industry sectors, including law, finance and technology.