Keith Raymond Harris


I am a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the University of Vienna, where I am part of the Knowledge in Crisis project

My current research is focused on artificial epistemic environments, and especially the epistemic significance of features unique to the online environment. For example, I am interested in the epistemology of fake news, deepfakes, conspiracy theories, and fake persons in the form of bots and trolls. In addition, I am interested in how novel technologies shape individual and group reasoning. My first book, entitled Misinformation, Content Moderation, and Epistemology: Protecting Knowledge concerns these worrying phenomena and the suitability of content moderation as a means of dealing with them. 

My previous work has dealt with related issues in applied epistemology and in the metaphysics of minds and cognitive systems. Other previous research includes work on collective intellectual virtues and vices, knowledge-how, scientific progress, and the make-up of group agents. Links to this work can be found here