Shelby Clipp

My research is largely driven by questions concerning the nature of reality tracking.


Read about my MA thesis

I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine

I work primarily at the intersection of philosophy of mind and epistemology. On the epistemology side, I am especially interested in how certain types of beliefs such as delusions, religious beliefs, and conspiracy theories differ from more prototypical beliefs. On the philosophy of mind side, I’m interested non-verdical perception as well as mental imagery (especially aphantasia). Although not my main area, I also have a soft-spot for modern philosophy, especially the work of Hume and Descartes. 

Prior to coming to UCI,  I received my MA in Philosophy at Georgia State University, where I was a Brains and Behavior Fellow. Before that, I received a B.S. in philosophy as well as a B.S. in Electronic Media & Film from Towson, University.