Woo Ram Lee

Woo Ram Lee


Since Octo­ber 2019, I have been a Wis­senschaft­lich­er Mit­arbeit­er at the Uni­ver­sity of Duis­burg-Essen and a mem­ber of the Philo­soph­ic­al Anthro­po­logy and Eth­ics Research Group. Before com­ing to Essen, I held lec­turer pos­i­tions at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­sity and Under­wood Inter­na­tion­al Col­lege in South Korea. I received my PhD in Philo­sophy from the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cali­for­nia, under the super­vi­sion of Steph­en Fin­lay (chair), Mark Schroeder, and Ral­ph Wedg­wood, arguing that coher­ence require­ments of ration­al­ity are in fact descript­ive prin­ciples about belief and inten­tion. I work at the inter­sec­tion of eth­ics and epi­stem­o­logy, focus­ing par­tic­u­larly on the nature of reas­ons, ration­al­ity, and reas­on­ing in epi­stem­ic and prac­tic­al domains. I also have ser­i­ous interest in philo­sophy of mind, espe­cially in the nature of belief and inten­tion.

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(forth­com­ing) Belief and Settled­ness, Inquiry.

(forth­com­ing) The Real Myth of Coher­ence, Erken­nt­nis.

2018. Reas­on­ing, Ration­al Require­ments, and Occur­rent Atti­tudes, European Journ­al of Philo­sophy, 26(4), 1343–1357

2018. Will­ing the End Means Will­ing the Means: An Over­looked Read­ing of Kant, Ergo, 5(16), 419–444

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