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

My research lies primarily in political philosophy, though it also draws significantly on social epistemology and philosophy of language. My current project examines the epistemic and linguistic obstacles that stand in the way of fruitful democratic discourse. In particular, I explore the difficulties involved in countering political ignorance and hate speech with more speech, and how these difficulties might be overcome. In the past, I have written on the respective roles of civility and anger in the public deliberation of 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.