Dustin Olson

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Dutin Olson
dustin.olson@uregina.ca 


Dr. Olson (or as he prefers: Dustin) has instructed philosophy at Luther College, on a contractual basis, since 2018. Courses he has offered include Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Early Modern Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, and Professional Ethics. His research interests include intersections between social-moral epistemology, public reason, epistemic agency, the metaphysics and science of time, and the history of twentieth-century analytic philosophy.
 

Recent Publications:

Articles

“Epistemic Progress Despite Systematic Disagreement.” Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, Special Issue: Metaphilosophy, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2019: 77 – 94.

“A Case for Epistemic Agency.” Logos and Episteme, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2015, 449 – 474.

“Getting Off the Wheel,” (with Patrick Bondy). Metaphilosophy, Volume 46, Issue 4-5, October 2015, 620 – 637.
 

Book Chapters

“Chapter 1: Empiricism: Logical and Otherwise.” Introduction to Philosophy Series: Philosophy of Science. Rebus Open Textbook Series. Forthcoming.

“Bertrand Russell.” The Cambridge History of Atheism, Michael Ruse (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

Public Opinion, Democratic Legitimacy, and Epistemic Compromise.” Science, Freedom, and Democracy. Edited by Péter Hartl and Ádam Tamás Tuboly. Routledge, 2021: 158 – 77.

Russell’s Bridge,” (with Nicholas Griffin). The Bloomsbury Companion to Bertrand Russell, Russell Wahl (ed.). London: Bloomsbury, 2018: 286 - 311.
 

Reference Entries

Epistemic Defeat” (with Patrick Bondy). Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, 2019, doi: 10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0231.
 

See Dr. Olson’s website for more information on his teaching and research.