Rima Basu

Rima Basu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy at USC. Her research interests encompass ethics and epistemology. Specifically, she is interested in morally objectionable true beliefs and how they challenge the claim that epistemic rationality requires that you align your beliefs with truth. She argues that there is a moral dimension to what you epistemically ought believe.

Not really a native of anywhere, Rima received her Hons. B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Before Toronto she grew up in England and Western Australia. The state of Kentucky, however, carries the honor of being her place of birth.

During her time at USC she has served as a TA for a variety of courses including foundations of modern western culture, modern philosophy and the meaning of life, and contemporary moral and social issues. She also has training in piano pedagogy.

In her downtime Rima is really good at playing tug of war with a husky-shepherd mix and is so good at binge watching that Netflix regularly inquires about her health.