Dr Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij

Kristoffer is currently a Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, having previously been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Rutgers University, New Jersey and the University of Copenhagen.

Research Interests

Kristoffer’s research interests lie in social epistemology—i.e., the study of how we come to know things through social interaction—with a focus on the psychology of attitude change on politically loaded topics, such as immigration. Kristoffer also works on the epistemology of democracy, the role of market based forecasting in democratic decision-making, and on fundamental philosophical questions about frameworks for evaluating belief, including what determines when it’s appropriate to believe something.

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