H. Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij | Ph.D.

H. Kristoffer

Senior Lecturer,
University of Kent,



I work on one of the most fundamental notions in epistemology—i.e., epistemic value, or that which we pursue when we want to find out what the world is like—and on how to set up social institutions in a way that promotes such value.

In recent work, I have defended the idea that true belief is the only fundamental epistemic value. Relying on that theory, I have also:

At present, I’m involved in a project investigating

  • the problems and prospects for epistemic consequentialism (see here and here). The project is conducted together with Jeff Dunn (DePauw) and funded by the British Academy. As part of the project, Jeff and I are editing a volume on epistemic consequentialism for Oxford University Press.

I live in north London with my wife, Radha, and our son, August, named after the Swedish playwright, novelist, and painter August Strindberg. Whenever the three of us get a chance, we travel.

You'll find my contact information at the foot of this page.