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I am Carline. I am currently working at Utrecht University and Technical University Eindhoven as an 'Universitair Docent' and Tutorial Lecturer. Before that, I was a Postdoc at the Cologne Center for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition (CONCEPT) at the University of Cologne. 


In May 2023 I passed my Viva cum laude at the University of Genoa, where I conducted my PhD research with a scholarship from the Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (curriculum: Ethics & Politics). 

The dissertation was entitled: 'When Citizens Don’t Know Whom to Believe: Failures in the Testimonial Exchange of Political Information and Its Implications for Epistemic Democracy’ . I was  supervised by prof. Valeria Ottonelli (internal) and prof. Fabienne Peter (external). 

My PhD project analyzes the challenges of contemporary public discourse from an applied (social-) epistemology perspective. More specifically, it looks at the role of testimony in deliberation, the effects of impaired testimonial exchange on democratic legitimacy, and the epistemic responsibilities of democratic citizens.

My research interests include voting ethics, democratic legitimacy, epistemic democracy, moral responsibility, social epistemology and epistemic justice.

carline klijnman, moral philosophy, political theory, epistemic injustice, epistemology testimony, ethics
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