Ylwa Sjölin Wirling
ResearcherPhilosophy and Philology
About Ylwa Sjölin Wirling
PhD in theoretical philosophy (2019, University of Gothenburg). Born (1988) and raised in Malmö, BA and MA in theoretical philosophy from Lund University, as well as a BA in comparative literature.
My main research interests concern epistemology and metaphysics – in particular the intersection between metaphysics and epistemology, and the issues raised by these topics in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of philosophy.
Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Swedish Research council, working on a project I call “Pure Epistemic Pluralism” (2020-2023). During these three years I'll split my time between Gothenburg, and the University of Manchester where I am a guest researcher. The aim of the project is to develop and scrutinise various alternative conceptions of epistemic justification, in light of non-standard assumptions about final epistemic value and/or the aims of inquiry. I am particularly interested in the application this has for issues concerning philosophical methodology.
Prior to this, I was a postdoc at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm (2019-2020), where I worked in a philosophy of science project called “Towards a Methodology of Modal Modelling”, researching scientific modelling practices that scientists and/or philosophers of science take to support possibility claims. I continue to be associated with that project.
My PhD dissertation was in the epistemology of modality, entitled "Modal Empiricism Made Difficult", and available here.
I have an external academic website here, where you can find more up-to-date information on publications, talks, and work in progress.
Non-uniformism about the Epistemology of Modality: Strong and
Analytic Philosophy - 2020-01-01
Ratio - 2020-01-01
What is Field's Epistemological Objection to
Maurinian Truths : Essays in Honour of Anna-Sofia Maurin on her 50th Birthday - 2019-01-01
An integrative design? How liberalised modal empiricism fails the integration
Synthese - 2019-01-01
Modal Empiricism Made Difficult: An Essay in the Meta-Epistemology of
How much fiction is there in
Graduate workshop on Fiction & Philosophy, Lund 2016-04-14 - 2016-01-01
An Externalist Explanation of Modal Knowledge: Prospects and problems for an approach to modal
Directions in the Epistemology of Modality, 22-24 October 2015, Stirling (UK) - 2015-01-01
Improving Conceivability Theories with an Externalist
Filosofidagarna, Linköping, 12-14 Juni 2015 - 2015-01-01
Imagining Oneself Being Someone Else The Role of the Self in the Shoes of
Journal of Consciousness Studies - 2014-01-01