School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Dr Allan Hazlett

Photograph of Dr Allan Hazlett
0131 650 3654
5.08 (DSB)
Research Interests
Epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, aesthetics

Dr Hazlett received his PhD from Brown University in 2006, and has taught at Texas Tech University, Fordham University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Edinburgh.  He was awarded the 2007 Rutgers Young Epistemologist Prize, and since 2012 has served as the Secretary of the Scots Philosophical Association. Dr Hazlett is the author of A Luxury of the Understanding: On the Value of True Belief (Oxford University press, 2013) and A Critical Introduction to Skepticism (Bloomsbury, 2014).  In 2013 and 2014 his research project on Intellectual Virtue and the Good Life was supported by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship.  He works on (among other things) the value of accurate representation, the pragmatics of knowledge attributions, the nature and epistemic value of fiction, and issues in social epistemology.


Dr Hazlett has organized Knowledge and RealityThemes in Epistemology, Scepticism, and Epistemology 2.  

In August 2015 Dr Hazlett will leave Edinburgh for a new post at the University of New Mexico.  

Adminstrative Roles

  • Deputy Postgraduate Advisor for Research (Philosophy)
  • Course Organiser for Knowledge and Reality
  • Equality and Diversity Committee member (PPLS)
  • Secretary (Scots Philosophical Association)