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Maria Baghramian
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University of Oslo, UCD School of Philosophy

e-mail: maria.baghramian[at]

Professor Maria Baghramian is a full professor of Philosophy at UCD School of Philosophy and a Professor II at the Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo. She is also the Co-Director of the UCD Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive Science, which she co-founded in 2000. Her current areas of research include Social Epistemology (trust and expertise), Epistemology (relativism, pluralism, truth), Contemporary American Philosophy (Putnam, Davidson, and Rorty), and topics in the philosophy of science.

Baghramian has held visiting posts at Harvard, MIT, University of Yerevan, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, and various universities in China, and was a member of working groups on topics of truth, trust, and science with the All European Academies (ALLEA) and its science and policy mechanism SAPEA. She was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2010, to the International Institute of Philosophy in 2021, and to Academia Europaea in 2022. She was Highly Commended in the Irish Research Council 2022 Researcher of the Year Awards and was awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship in 2014.

With astrophysicist Luke Drury, Baghramian was the Principal Investigator of "When Experts Disagree" (WEXD), a research project on disagreement in science, funded by the Irish Research Council (2015-2018), and was the coordinator and project leader of PERITIA - Policy, Expertise, and Trust in Action - a Horizon 2020 multi-disciplinary research project (2020-23). In the European arena, Baghramian been an active member of three working groups on topics of truth, trust and science with the All European Academies (ALLEA) and its science and policy mechanism SAPEA. Internationally, she is a member of the steering committee of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, a member of the Programme Committee of the 2024 World Congress, and a member of the International Cooperation Committee of the American Philosophical Association.  She was also the founder and two-term President of the Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland (SWIP-I). Her publications include 14 authored and edited books and numerous articles and book chapters. She was also the editor of the International Journal of Philosophical Studies (2004-2014) and the co-editor of Contemporary Pragmatism (2016-2021).

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