Oliver Traldi is an epistemologist by training and primarily interested in political beliefs and political disagreement in theory and practice. His research covers the psychology of political beliefs, the interpretation of political disputes, the epistemology of democracy, and questions about whether our political beliefs are rational. His first book, Political Beliefs: A Philosophical Introduction, is under contract with Routledge, and he is working on large projects on political realism and on the epistemology of liberalism.
He holds a B.A. in classics from Bard College, an M.A. in philosophy from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.