Ciclo: 35
Curriculum/Indirizzo: Etico-Politico
Convenzione: MIUR

Tutor: Vaccarezza Maria Silvia
Supervisor: Ottonelli Valeria

Email: carline.julie.francis.klijnman@edu.unige.it

Progetto: Epistemic Civic Duties in the Post-Truth Era: Moral Responsibility for Information Quality


current position:Graduate Researcher, University of Genoa. Deceit and Self-Deception: How We Should Address Fake News and Other Cognitive Failures of theDemocratic Public, PRIN. Coordinated by Prof. Anna Elisabetta Galeott

October 2020 - March 2021. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Warwick University. 'Introduction to Philosophy T1' (BA1) Introduction to Philosophy T2' (BA1)

February 2019 - August 2019. Graduate Intern, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. 

October 2018 - July 2019. Graduate Research Assistant, Utrecht University. INTEGRITY, EU Horizon 2020 coordinated by Dr. Mariette van den Hoven.

February 2018 - June 2018. Graduate Intern, Ethics Institute. 

February 2018 - April 2018. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utrecht University. 'Introduction to Practical Ethics' (BA1) 

September 2017 - July 2018 Student Member Education Committee, Utrecht University. MA Applied Ethics 


Deceit and Self-Deception (PRIN) Conference 2021: ‘Public Vices: The individual and collective dimensions of civic and epistemic vices’ - Member Organization Committee

Workshop (MANCEPT 2021) ‘Epistemic Responsibilities of Democratic Citizens’ - Co-convenor

Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy 2021 - Graduate Member Organization Committee

Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy 2020 - Graduate Member Organization Committee


Klijnman, Carline. 2021. “An Epistemic Case for Positive Voting Duties”. Critical Review 33 (1): 74-101.

Klijnman, Carline. 2021. “Echo Chambers, Epistemic Injustice and Anti-Intellectualism.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 10 (6): 36-45.


9/9/2021 MANCEPT Workshop 'Epistemic Responsibilities of Democratic Citizens'. "Procedural Epistemic Responsibilities"

31/8/2021 ECPR General Conference. Panel: New Boundaries of Epistemic Concerns in Deliberative Democracy: What are the Challenges?. "Epistemic Injustice and Expertise in Political Deliberation"

14/04/2021 Conference “Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy”. Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Groningen. "Epistemic Democracy and Positive Voting Duties"

18/03/2021 PERITIA International Conference 'Trust and Expertise in a Changing Media Landscape'. " 'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"

2/02/2021 Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. " 'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"

14/12/2020 4th Birmingham-Nottingham-Warwick Joint Graduate Conference. "'People Have Had Enough of Experts': Epistemic Injustice And Expertise"

22/09/2020 Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. “Voting-Ethics and Culpable Ignorance: Epistemic Procedural Obligations of Democratic Citizens” 

19/09/2020 Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference. “Citizens’ Culpability for Unjustified Political Beliefs

24/08/2020 European Congress of Analytic Philosophy.  "Positive Voting Duties for Democratic Citizens: Procedural and Epistemic" Organised by Utrecht University

30/07/2020 Virtual Summer School on Political Epistemology. Citizens’ Culpability for Unjustified Political Beliefs” Organised by ECPR, Keele University, Jagiellonian University Krakow 

27/04/2020 ‘Deceit and Self-Deception’ Internal Workshop. Voting-Ethics and Culpable Ignorance: Epistemic Procedural Obligations of Democratic Citizens”. University of Genoa

15/02/2020 Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory. "Positive Voting Duties for Democratic Citizens: Procedural and Epistemic"

14/02/2020 Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy.Individual Moral Responsibilityf or Democratic Outcomes

10/12/2019  Guest lecture "Introduction to Applied Ethics" (BA1) University of Genoa


2019 M.A. History (Cum Laude/ with Distinction) 'History of Politics and Society' at Utrecht University

Dissertatrion: How Post-Truth Conditions Influence the Outcome of Media Strategies: A Comparison Between the Trump and Nixon Administrations

Supervisor: Lars Behrish

2018 M.A. Philsophy (Cum Laude/ with Distinction) 'Applied Ethics' at Utrecht University

Dissertation: Voting Ethics & Political Legitimacy : Why Democratic Citizenship Holds Positive Moral Obligations

Supervisors: Joel Anderson, Hanno Sauer

2017 B.A. Humanistic Studies at University of Humanistic Studies

Including two minors at Utrecht University: 'Ethics in Modern Society' and 'Power and Powerlessness of the Market' 

Thesis: Future Ethics and the Capitalist Market: An Inquiry into Intergenerational Distributive Justice

Supervisor: Nicole Immler


In my research, I focus mainly on the epistemic responsibilities of democratic citizens and inquire to what extent these responsibilities carry a moral component. More specifically, I aim to develop  a ‘virtue epistemology’  based conception of citizen duties in response to the epistemic deficits in democracy amidst the increasing challenges posed by post-truth politics (typified by phenomena like ‘fake news’ and a declining trust in traditional truth-authorities such as the mainstream media and the scientific community). My research interests include voting ethics, democratic legitimacy, epistemic democracy, moral responsibility, social epistemology and social justice.

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