Photograph of Chris Blake-Turner

I’m a philosopher and a teacher. From August 2021, I’ll be joining the Philosophy Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as Assistant Professor.

I received my PhD in Philosophy from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2021. I was a visitor at Yale University in the 2019–20 academic year. Before moving to Chapel Hill, I did the BPhil at Oxford University. And before that, I studied at Durham University.

I work in epistemology, philosophy of logic, and the theory of normativity. I’m especially interested in what it is to act on the basis of a reason, which has broad implications for rationality and reasoning. It’s central to many exercises of our rational powers, from reading a website, to inferring a conclusion on the basis of premises, to figuring out which logic is correct.

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Here are some pictures of my dog, Anabelle: