Nathan Ballantyne

I am a philosopher at Fordham University. During 2018-19, I am a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California’s Mind and Society Center. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and my B.A. at the University of Toronto.

Most of my writing is concerned in one way or another with human inquiry and judgment. My current work on social and traditional epistemology engages with findings from the social and cognitive sciences in order to illuminate epistemology’s traditional concerns about the proper conduct of inquiry and good judgment. My book project, Knowing Our Limits, has been published by Oxford University Press. I’m also interested in the history of philosophy, ethics, environmental ethics, metaethics, and whatever topics I am co-writing on. (A welcome feature of philosophy, I think, is that it needn’t be a solitary business.)

I am an Executive Editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

On 4-5 June 2016, I hosted a conference on epistemology and psychology in New York City. Here is the program.

When I’m not working on philosophy, I like to be spending time with my wife and daughter, listening to 17th and 18th century music or Phil Schaap, hiking, or exploring backroads.