I’m currently a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford. In the spring, I will be visiting the University of Connecticut as part of the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project.

I work on issues at the intersection of political philosophy, social epistemology, and philosophy of language. I’m currently examining the epistemic and linguistic obstacles that stand in the way of countering political misinformation and hate speech with more speech. My doctoral dissertation investigated the respective roles of civility and anger in in the public deliberation of severely divided democracies.

Before taking up my current position, I completed a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, a BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and a BSc in Politics and Philosophy at the LSE.

You can email me at maxime [dot] lep [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also find me on Academia.edu.