'Political epistemology' is a new branch of political theory dealing with the relationship between knowledge and politics. Theorists disagree whether epistemology delivers reasons for or against democracy. But, writes Lisa Herzog, the better question is: what epistemic infrastructures do democracies need to function well? And are we doing enough to preserve these infrastructures?
Professor of Political Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
Lisa works at the intersection of political philosophy and economic thought.
She joined the University of Groningen in 2019; since 2021 she has been Director of its Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and, as of January 2023, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.
Lisa holds a Master's (Diplom) in economics from LMU Munich, and an MSt in Philosophy and DPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
She has worked at, or held visiting posts at, the universities of St Gallen, Leuven, Frankfurt, Utrecht, and Stanford, and has held fellowships of Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study.