Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, & Social and Political Philosophy
Ben McMyler works in epistemology and philosophy of mind, broadly construed. He is particularly interested in issues concerning the nature and significance of various forms of social influence on thought and action, issues lying at the intersection of epistemology, philosophy of mind, moral psychology, philosophy of language, and social and political philosophy. He is currently working on a book on the role of authority relations in theoretical and practical reasoning, tentatively titled Authority in Thought and Action. His book Testimony, Trust, and Authority was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Other recent publications include “The Epistemic Significance of Address,” Synthese (2013), “Responsibility for Testimonial Belief,” Erkenntnis (2012), “Doxastic Coercion,” Philosophical Quarterly (2011), and “Believing What the Man Says About His Own Feelings,” in New Essays on the Philosophy of J. L. Austin, Oxford University Press, 2011.