Phillip Hintikka Kieval

Student Fellow


Phillip is a PhD student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Scienceat the University of Cambridge where he is generously funded by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Phillip’s current research broadly concerns the epistemological and moral significance of machine learning in science and public decision-making. Tackling these issues leads him to confront fundamental questions concerning non-epistemic values in science, the epistemology of scientific practice, epistemic virtues, pluralism, and pragmatism. Phillip also has other projects in the philosophy of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, general philosophy of science, epistemology, ethics and political philosophy. Before Cambridge, Phillip was a student at the University of Houston where he earned his BA and MA in Philosophy.

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Phillip Hintikka Kieval