Nick Leonard

Nick Leonard

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Nick Leonard is interested in epistemology, cognitive psychology, and certain topics at the intersection of the two. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Northwestern University and his BA in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. In 2015-2016 he was a visiting scholar at Brown University.


  • University of Hawaii, BA in Philosophy, 2011
  • Northwestern University, PhD in Philosophy, 2019

Selected Publications

  • “Epistemic Dilemmas and Rational Indeterminacy,” Philosophical Studies, forthcoming

  • “The Transmission View of Testimony and the Problem of Conflicting Justification,” American Philosophical Quarterly, 55, pp. 27-37, 2018

  • “Testimony, Evidence, and Interpersonal Reasons,” Philosophical Studies, 173, pp. 2333-2352, 2016

  • “Identifying and Counting Objects: The Role of Sortal Concepts,” (w/ Lance Rips) Cognition, 145, pp. 89-103, 2015.