Michael Hannon

Faculty Fellow 2021-2022

Center for Ethics
Michael Hannon


Michael Hannon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs. He works primarily in social and political epistemology.

Professor Hannon has published on topics such as the nature and value of knowledge, skepticism, fallibilism, expressive political discourse, political empathy, and the role of truth in politics, with his research appearing in leading journals including Philosophical IssuesPhilosophical Studies, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. In 2019, Oxford University Press published Professor Hannon's first book, What's the Point of Knowledge?. He co-edited two volumes on political epistemology, The Routledge Handbook of Political Epistemology (Routledge, 2021) and Political Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2021), and is currently writing a book for Routledge titled "Political Epistemology: An Introduction."

Professor Hannon is the commissioning editor for The Philosophers’ Magazine and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in London. In 2018, he received a British Academy Rising Star Award for a project on “The Role of Truth in Politics,” which allowed him to establish the Political Epistemology Network. From 2017 to 2019, he was the Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London. He held a Bader Postdoctoral Fellowship at Queen’s University from 2016 to 2017, and served as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Varieties of Understanding Project at Fordham University from 2013 to 2016. He received his doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in 2013.

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Cambridge