Dr Allan Hazlett
Dr Hazlett received his PhD from Brown University in 2006 and worked at Texas Tech and Fordham Universities, before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2010. Since 2012 he's been the Secretary of the Scots Philosophical Association. Dr Hazlett is currently on research leave (January to December, 2013) as part of a 2-year AHRC-funded project: Intellectual Virtue and the Good Life: Ethical and Epistemic Values.
In 2013/14, Dr Hazlett will organize Knowledge and Reality (2nd-year) and Epistemology 2 (MSc). He can supervise dissertations (MA, MSc) in several areas, including epistemology.
His lectures on testimony appear as part of Edinburgh's Massive Open Online Course Introduction to Philosophy.
Dr Hazlett works on questions like these:
- In what sense, if any, is true belief valuable? Is it morally valuable, epistemically valuable, or what? What does it mean for something to be "epistemically" valuable?
- What are "intellectual virtues," and in what sense, if any, is it good to be intellectually virtuous?
- What is authenticity, and in what sense, if any, is it good to be authentic?
- What defines or characterizes different "normative domains," like the moral, the epistemic, and the aesthetic? How are these "domains" related?
- What are the metaphysical "sources" of moral, epistemic, and aesthetic normativity? What explains, if anything, the exitence of value and reasons (in these domains)?
- What's the relationship between questions about the semantics, pragmatics, and genealogy of normative language and metaphysical questions about the existence of value and reasons?
- What's the relationship between metaphysical questions about time and tense (e.g. the direction of time) and questions in ethics (e.g. about the nature of wellbeing)?
- A Critical Introduction to Skepticism (Bloomsbury, 2014).
- A Luxury of the Understanding: On the Value of True Belief (Oxford University Press, 2013).
- New Waves in Metaphysics, edited with an introduction (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010).
- "What's Bad About Bad Faith?" (with Simon D. Feldman), European Journal of Philosophy 21(1) (2013), pp. 50-73.
- "Higher-Order Epistemic Attitudes and Intellectual Humility," Episteme 9(3) (2012), pp. 205-23.
- "Non-Moral Evil," Midwest Studies in Philosophy 36 (2012), pp. 18-34.
- "The Myth of Factive Verbs," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80(3) (2010), pp. 497-522.
- "Knowledge and Conversation," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78(3) (2009), pp. 591-620.
- "Authenticity and Self-Knowledge" (with Simon D. Feldman), dialectica.
- "Moorean Pragmatics," in N.L.L. Pedersen and P. Graham (eds.), New Essays on Entitlement (Oxford University Press).
- "Epistemic Goods," in G. Fletcher (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being (Routledge).
- "Expressivism and Convention-Relativism about Epistemic Discourse," in A. Fairweather and O. Flanagan (eds.), Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue (Cambridge University Press).
Work in progress
- "Entitlement and Mutually Recognized Reasonable Disagreement"
- "Limning Structure as an Epistemic Goal"
- "Belief and Truth, Desire and Goodness"
Work in preparation
- "Intellectual Independence"
- "Truthfulness without Truth"
- "Hume, Franklin, and the Intellectual Virtue of Mitigated Skepticism"
- "Two Concepts of Intellectual Virtue"
- "Authenticity as an Intellectual Virtue"
- "Knowledge Attributions as Social Comparisons"
- "Wellbeing and Time's Arrow"
- "Alief that Amounts to Knowledge"
- "Theory of Knowledge after (Comparative) Linguistics"
Dr Hazlett’s CV (pdf).
- Secretary (Scots Philosophical Association)
- Deputy Postgraduate Advisor for Research (Philosophy)