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Ulf  Hlobil


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I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montréal. Most of my research is in epistemology, logic, philosophy of mind, and moral psychology. I am particularly interested in reasoning.

I also have interests in philosophy of language and philosophy of action. A lot of what I work on has to do, in one way or another, with normativity and rationality.

I am a member of GRIN and CRÉ and the vice-president of the Canadian Society for Epistemology

I received my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. Before that, I received a Magister Artium in Philosophy and Diplom in Psychology from the University of Trier.

Some links: my PhilPapers page and Academia.edu page and department website.

My CV.



What's New?

Jan 2019

Katharina Nieswandt and I just got the proofs for the reprint of our "On Anscombe's Philosophical Method" in The Life and Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe (pp. 42-61. Exeter: Imprint Academic) edited by John Haldane. We are very happy that the volume comes out in the year of the centenary of Elizabeth Anscombe's birth.

Dec 2018

The Journal of Value Inquiry just published Katharina Nieswandt's and my paper "Virtues for the Imperfect." In it, we suggest a new neo-Aristotelian account of right action. The account blocks the right-but-not-virtuous objection to virtue ethics.

Nov 2018

As last year, Concordia is offering scholarships for international female students (worth $32,450 CAD): the Carol Lee Price Scholarship. This year, scholarships are not only available for work in Logic and Philosophy of Math, and Ancient Philosophy, but also Humen Rights and Social Justice. The details are here.

Sep 2018

Mind just published my paper "Goodness-Fixing Isn't Good Enough: A Reply to McHugh and Way."

July 2018

Phil. Studies just published my paper "We Cannot Infer by Accepting Testimony."

Feb 2018

Synthese just published my paper "Faithfulness for Naive Validity." It is about the non-transitive approach to paradoxes and a worry about it that was recently raised by Barrio, Rosenblatt, and Tajer.

Sep 2017

Together with Katharina Nieswandt, I am organizing a workshop on Virtue and Moral Reasoning under Oppressive Social Conditions. It will happen on Feb. 10 and 11 at Concordia University. The CFP is here. You can submit an abstract via EasyChair. Keynotes will be given by Charlotte Witt (U New Hampshire), Eric Wiland (U Missouri, St. Louis), Elijah Milgram (U Utah), and Macalester Bell (Bryn Mawr College).

Sep 2017

Concordia is offering a great new scholarship program for international female students (worth $32,450 CAD): the Carol Lee Price Scholarship. Thanks to the anonymous donor! Applicants must be working on logic, philosophy of math, or ancient philosophy. The details are here and here.

July 2017

The Quebec funding agency FRQ is funding my research project "L'acte de raisonner: sa nature et ses règles" for the next three years. Thanks FRQ!

June 2017

Together with Aude Bandini, I am organizing the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Epistemology. It will happen on November 17 and 18. Our topic is: Epistemic Agents: Norms, Control and Responsibility in the Theory of Knowledge. The CFP is here. The keynote will be given by Michael Williams.