School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Duncan Pritchard FRSE

Photograph of Prof Duncan Pritchard FRSE
Position
Professor
Phone
0131 651 1784
Location
6.13 (DSB)
Research Interests
Duncan's research is mainly in epistemology.
Biography

Duncan Pritchard (PhD, St. Andrews) joined the Department in July 2007 as the new Chair in Epistemology. Before coming to Edinburgh, he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. In 2007 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2011 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013 he delivered the annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy in Taiwan, which will be published by Princeton University Press as Epistemic Angst: Radical Scepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing. In 2013 this book will also be the topic of the annual Cologne Summer School in Philosophy. Duncan is the Director of the new Eidyn research centre. He is also currently leading a major AHRC-funded project (approx. £510K) on 'Extended Knowledge', which forms part of this research centre.

Research Interests

Duncan's research is mainly in epistemology with particular focus on the following issues: the problem of scepticism, the epistemic externalism/internalism distinction; the rationality of religious belief; testimony; the relationship between epistemic and content externalism; virtue epistemology; epistemic value; modal epistemology; the history of scepticism; and epistemological contextualism. His principal monographs are Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, hardback 2005, paperback 2007), The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations (co-authored with Adrian Haddock and Alan Millar, Oxford UP, hardback 2010, paperback 2012), and Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012).

Duncan is also the author of Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), What is this Thing Called Knowledge? (Routledge, 1st ed. 2006, 2nd ed. 2009), Epistemology A-Z (Edinburgh UP/Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, with M. Blaauw), and editor or co-editor of more than a dozen volumes and journal special issues (for more details about Duncan's publication record, see below). He is the editor-in-chief of Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy and (with Diego Machuca) International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, and he is the series editor of three book series: New Waves in PhilosophyPalgrave Innovations in Philosophy (both with Vincent Hendricks) and Brill Studies in Skepticism (with Diego Machuca). He also administers the weblog, Epistemic Value.

Aside from epistemology, Duncan is also interested in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and language, the philosophy of religion, and, increasingly, ethics and value theory.

Duncan is part of the Department of Philosophy's Epistemology research cluster, and is Director of the new Eidyn research centre. He is also currently leading a several research projects as part of this centre, including a major AHRC-funded project (approx. £510K) on 'Extended Knowledge', and two Templeton-funded projects, 'Intellectual Humility MOOC' and 'Virtue Epistemology, Epistemic Dependence, and Epistemic Humility'. 

Click here for his Google Scholar Profile. If you want to know what will eventually cause his demise, click here. Duncan contributes to the University of Edinburgh's new MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophy and the Sciences. He's also one of the people behind the new Eidyn-led online MSc in Epistemology, Ethics and Mind. To listen to a BPPA talk he gave on getting published, ciick here.

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Teaching Areas

Epistemology, Logic, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Axiology, Wittgenstein

Publications

Books

Journal Editorships

Series Editorships

Textbooks

  • What is this Thing Called Philosophy?, (editor, under contract with Routledge).
  • Philosophy for Everyone, (editor, with M. Chrisman, Routledge, 2013).
  • Knowledge, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009forthcoming). [Click here for a webcast I prepared about this textbook for students at Soochow University, Taiwan]
  • What is this Thing Called Knowledge?, (Routledge, 1st ed. 2006; 2nd ed. 2009; 3rd ed. 2013). (Reviews)
  • Epistemology A-Z (with M. Blaauw), (Edinburgh UP/Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Edited Works

Edited Journal Special Issues

Key Recent and Forthcoming Articles

  • ‘Knowledge-How and Epistemic Luck’ (with J. A. Carter), Noûs (forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Knowledge-How and Cognitive Achievement’ (with J. A. Carter), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (forthcoming). (pdf)
  • 'Virtue Epistemology and Epistemic Twin Earth' (with J. Kallestrup), European Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Anti-Luck Epistemology and the Gettier Problem’, Philosophical Studies (forthcoming). (pdf)
  • 'Knowledge and Understanding', Virtue Scientia: Bridges Between Virtue Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, (ed.) A. Fairweather, (Springer, forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘The Modal Account of Luck’, Metaphilosophy (forthcoming); and to be reprinted in The Philosophy of Luck, (eds.) D. H. Pritchard & L. Whittington, (Routledge, forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Varieties of Externalism’ (with J. A. Carter, J. Kallestrup & O. Palermos), Philosophical Issues (forthcoming). (NON-FINAL pdf)
  • ‘Perceptual Knowledge and Relevant Alternatives’ (with J. A. Carter), Philosophical Studies (forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Extended Entitlement’ (with J. A. Carter), Epistemic Entitlement, (eds.) P. Graham & N. Pedersen, (Oxford UP, forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • ‘Intellectual Virtue, Extended Cognition, and the Epistemology of Education’, Educating for Intellectual Virtues, (ed.) J. Baehr, (Oxford UP, forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • ‘Epistemic Situationism, Epistemic Dependence, and the Epistemology of Education’ (with J. A. Carter), Epistemic Situationism, (eds.) M. Alfano & A. Fairweather, (Oxford UP, forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • ‘On Metaepistemological Scepticism’ (with C. Ranalli), Traditional Epistemic Internalism, (eds.) M. Bergmann & B. Coppenger, (Oxford UP, forthcoming). (pdf)
  • 'Veritism and Epistemic Value', Alvin Goldman and His Critics, (eds.) H. Kornblith & B. McLaughlin, (Blackwell, forthcoming). (pdf
  • ‘Wittgenstein on Hinges and Radical Scepticism in On Certainty’, Blackwell Companion to Wittgenstein, (eds.) H.-J. Glock & J. Hyman, (Blackwell, forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • 'The Sources of Scepticism’, International Journal for the Study of Skepticism [special issue on Hinge Epistemology: Basic Beliefs After Moore and Wittgenstein] (forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • 'Wittgenstein on Faith and Reason: The Influence of Newman', God, Truth and Other Enigmas (ed.) M. Szatkowski, (Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming). (NON-FINAL pdf)
  • 'Engel on Pragmatic Encroachment and Epistemic Value', Synthese [special issue on Truth and Epistemic Norms] (forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • 'Intellectual Humility, Knowledge-How, and Disagreement’ (with J. A. Carter), The Virtue Turn, (eds.) M. Slote, E. Sosa & C. Mi, (Routledge, forthcoming). (DRAFT pdf)
  • Pcis of Epistemological Disjunctivism’ and ‘Responses to My Critics’, Journal of Philosophical Research (as part of an invited symposium on my book Epistemological Disjunctivism), (forthcoming). (pdf, pdf)
  • ‘Scepticism and Disjunctivism’ (with C. Ranalli), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, (eds.) D. Machuca & B. Reed, (Continuum, forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Zagzebski on Rationality’ (with S. Ryan), European Journal of Philosophy of Religion (invited symposium on Zagzebski’s Epistemic Authority), (forthcoming).
  • ‘Dispositional Robust Virtue Epistemology versus Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology’ (with J. Kallestrup), Performance Epistemology, (ed.) M. Fernandez, (Oxford UP, forthcoming). (pdf)
  • ‘Sceptical Intuitions’, Intuitions, (eds.) D. Rowbottom & T. Booth, 213-31, (Oxford UP, 2014). (pdf)
  • ‘Re-evaluating the Epistemic Situationist Challenge to Virtue Epistemology’, Naturalizing Epistemic Virtue, (eds.) A. Fairweather & O. Flanagan, 143-54, (Cambridge UP, 2014). (NON-FINAL pdf)
  • 'Truth as the Fundamental Epistemic Good', The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social, (eds.) J. Matheson & R. Vitz, 112-29, (Oxford UP, 2014). (pdf)
  • 'Virtue Epistemology, Extended Cognition, and the Epistemology of Education', Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture [invited for special issue on Virtue Epistemology and Virtue Ethics] 478 (2014), 47-66. (pdf)
  • 'Entitlement and the Groundlessness of Our Believing', Contemporary Perspectives on Scepticism and Perceptual Justification, (eds.) D. Dodd & E. Zardini, ch. 10, (Oxford UP, 2014). (pdf)
  • 'Epistemic Luck, Safety, and Assertion', Epistemic Norms: New Essays on Action, Belief, and Assertion, (eds.) C. Littlejohn & J. Turri, 155-72, (Oxford UP, 2014). (pdf)
  • ‘What is this Thing Called Science? A Very Brief Philosophical Overview’, (with M. Massimi), Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone, (ed.) M. Massimi, 1-13, (Routledge, 2014).
  • 'Davidson on Radical Skepticism', Blackwell Companion to Donald Davidson, (eds.) E. LePore & K. Ludwig, (Blackwell, 2013). (pdf)
  • 'Robust Virtue Epistemology and Epistemic Dependence' (with J. Kallestrup), Knowledge, Virtue and Action: Putting Epistemic Virtues to Work, (eds.) T. Henning & D. Schweikard, (Routledge, 2013). (pdf)
  • ‘Epistemic Virtue and the Epistemology of Education’, Journal of Philosophy of Education 47 (2013), 236-47; reprinted in Education and the Growth of Knowledge: Perspectives From Social and Virtue Epistemology, (ed.) B. Kotzee, 92-105, (Blackwell, 2013). (pdf)
  • 'There Cannot be Lucky Knowledge', Contemporary Debates in Epistemology (2nd Ed.), (eds.) M. Steup, J. Turri & E. Sosa, (Blackwell, 2013). (pdf)
  • 'The Power, and Limitations, of Virtue Epistemology' (with J. Kallestrup), Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism, (eds.) J. Greco & R. Groff, (Routledge, 2013). (pdf)
  • 'Extended Knowledge and Social Epistemology' (with O. Palermos), Social Epistemology (2013). (link)
  • 'Wittgensteinian Anti-Scepticism and Epistemic Vertigo' (with C. Boult), Philosophia 41 (2013), 27-35. (pdf)
  • 'Epistemic Paternalism and Epistemic Value', Philosophical Inquiries [invited submission] 1 (2013), 1-37. (pdf)
  • ‘Rorty, Williams and Davidson: Skepticism and Metaepistemology’ (with C. Ranalli), Humanities [invited for special issue on Richard Rorty] 2 (2013), 351-68. (pdf)
  • 'Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology’, Journal of Philosophy 109 (2012), 247-79; and reprinted in Epistemology: Major Works, (ed.) R. Neta, (Routledge, 2012). (pdf)
  • 'Wittgenstein and the Groundlessness of Our Believing', Synthese 189 (2012), 255-72. (pdf)
  • 'Robust Virtue Epistemology and Epistemic Anti-Individualism' (with J. Kallestrup), Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (2012), 84-103. (pdf)
  • 'In Defence of Modest Anti-Luck Epistemology', The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology, (eds.) T. Black & K. Becker, 173-92, (Cambridge UP, 2012). (pdf)
  • 'Disagreement, Scepticism, and Track-Record Arguments', Disagreement and Scepticism, (ed.) D. Machuca, (Routledge, 2012). (pdf)
  • 'Hume on Miracles’ (with A. Richmond), Continuum Companion to Hume, (eds.) A. Bailey & D. O’Brien, 227-45, (Continuum, 2012). (pdf)
  • 'The Methodology of Epistemology’, Harvard Review of Philosophy 18 (2012), 91-108. (pdf)
  • ‘Two Conceptions of Radical Scepticism’, Ámbitos 28 (2012), 13-20.
  • 'The Value of Knowledge' (updated version with J. Turri), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (ed.) E. Zalta, (2011).
  • 'Epistemological Disjunctivism and the Basis Problem', Philosophical Issues (supplement to Nous) 21 (2011), 434-55. (pdf)
  • 'Wittgenstein on Scepticism', Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein, (eds.) O. Kuusela & M. McGinn, (Oxford UP, 2011). (pdf)
  • 'What is the Swamping Problem?', Reasons for Belief, (eds.) A. Reisner & A. Steglich-Petersen, (Cambridge UP, 2011). (pdf)
  • 'Evidentialism, Internalism, Disjunctivism', Evidentialism and its Discontents, (ed.) T. Dougherty, (Oxford UP, 2011). (pdf)
  • 'The Genealogy of the Concept of Knowledge and Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology', Der Begriff des Wissens/The Concept of Knowledge, (ed.) S. Tolksdorf, (de Gruyter, 2011). (pdf)
  • 'Wittgensteinian Quasi-Fideism', Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion 4 (2011), 145-59. (NON-FINAL pdf)
  • 'Wittgensteinian Pyrrhonism', Pyrrhonism in Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, (ed.) D. Machuca, (Springer, 2011). (pdf)
  • 'Die Methodologie der Erkenntnistheorie', Erkenntnistheorie: Wie und Wozu?, (eds.) D. Koppelberg & S. Tolksdorf, (Mentis, 2011).
  • 'Skepticism and Information' (with E. T. Kerr), Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Technology, (ed.) H. Demir, (Springer, 2011).
  • 'Cognitive Ability and the Extended Cognition Thesis', Synthese 175 (2010), 133-51. (pdf)
  • 'Epistemic Relativism, Epistemic Incommensurability and Wittgensteinian Epistemology', Blackwell Companion to Relativism, (ed.) S. Hales, (Blackwell, 2010). (NON-FINAL pdf)
  • 'Relevant Alternatives, Perceptual Knowledge and Discrimination', Noûs 44 (2010), 245-68. (pdf)
  • 'Absurdity, Angst and the Meaning of Life', Monist 93 (2010), 3-16. (pdf)
  • 'Achievements, Luck and Value', Think 25 (2010), 1-12. (pdf)
  • 'Religious Belief, Epistemology of', Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy (2010 [updated 2013]). (pdf)
  • 'Skepticism, Contemporary', Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy (2010 [updated 2013]). (pdf)
  • 'Testimony, Epistemology of' (with J. A. Carter), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy (2010). (pdf)
  • 'Defusing Epistemic Relativism', Synthese 169 (2009), 397-412. (pdf)
  • 'Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge', Analysis 69 (2009), 317-25. (pdf)
  • 'The Value of Knowledge', Harvard Review of Philosophy 16 (2009), 2-19. (pdf)
  • 'Wright Contra McDowell on Perceptual Knowledge and Scepticism', Synthese 171 (2009), 467-79. (pdf)
  • 'Knowledge, Understanding and Epistemic Value', Epistemology (Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures), (ed.) A. O'Hear, 19-43, (Cambridge UP, 2009). (pdf)
  • 'Two Deflationary Approaches to Fitch-Style Reasoning' (with C. Kelp), New Essays on the Paradox of Knowability, (ed.) J. Salerno, 324-38, (Oxford UP, 2009). (pdf)
  • 'Knowledge', Central Issues of Philosophy, (ed.) J. Shand, 24-36, (Blackwell, 2009). (pdf)
  • 'Apt Performance and Epistemic Value', Philosophical Studies 143 (2009), 407-16. (pdf)
  • 'Knowledge and Virtue: Response to Kelp', International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2009), 589-96. (pdf)
  • 'Safety-Based Epistemology: Whither Now?', Journal of Philosophical Research 34 (2009), 33-45. (pdf)
  • 'Radical Scepticism, Epistemic Luck and Epistemic Value', Proceedings and Addresses of the Aristotelian Society (suppl. vol.) 82 (2008), 19-41. (pdf)
  • 'Greco on Knowledge: Virtues, Contexts, Achievements', Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2008), 437-47. (pdf)
  • 'Sensitivity, Safety, and Anti-Luck Epistemology', Oxford Handbook of Scepticism, (ed.) J. Greco, 437-55, (Oxford UP, 2008). (pdf)
  • 'McDowellian Neo-Mooreanism', New Essays on Disjunctivism, (eds.) A. Haddock, F. Macpherson, 283-310, (Oxford UP, 2008). (pdf)
  • 'Knowing the Answer, Understanding and Epistemic Value', Grazer Philosophische  Studien 77 (2008), 325-39. (pdf)
  • 'Contrastivism, Evidence, and Scepticism', Social Epistemology, 22 (2008), 305-23. (pdf)
  • 'Certainty and Scepticism', Philosophical Issues (supplement to Noûs) 18 (2008), 58-67. (pdf)
  • 'Virtue Epistemology and Epistemic Luck, Revisited', Metaphilosophy 39 (2008), 66-88. (pdf)
  • 'A Defence of Quasi-Reductionism in the Epistemology of Testimony', Philosophica 78 (2008), 13-28. (pdf)
  • 'Recent Work on Epistemic Value', American Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2007), 85-110. (pdf)
  • 'McDowell and the New Evil Genius' (with R. Neta), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2007), 381-96. (pdf)
  • 'Anti-Luck Epistemology', Synthese 158 (2007), 277-97. (pdf)
  • 'How to be a Neo-Moorean', Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology, (ed.) S. Goldberg, (Oxford UP, 2007). (pdf)
  • 'The Value of Knowledge', Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (ed.) E. Zalta, (2007).
  • 'Knowledge, Luck, and Lotteries', New Waves in Epistemology, (eds.) D. H. Pritchard & V. Hendricks, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). (pdf)
  • 'Greco on Reliabilism and Epistemic Luck', Philosophical Studies 116 (2006). (pdf)
  • 'Moral and Epistemic Luck', Metaphilosophy 37 (2006), 1-25. (pdf)
  • 'Scepticism, Epistemic Luck, and Epistemic Angst', Australasian Journal of Philosophy 83 (2005), 185-206. (pdf)
  • 'The Structure of Sceptical Arguments', Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2005), 37-52. (pdf)
  • 'Contextualism, Scepticism and Warranted Assertibility Manoeuvres', Knowledge and Skepticism, (eds.) J. Keim-Campbell, M. O'Rourke & H. Silverstein, (MIT Press, 2005). (pdf)
  • 'Wittgenstein's On Certainty and Contemporary Anti-Scepticism', Investigating On Certainty: Essays on Wittgenstein's Last Work, (eds.) D. Moyal-Sharrock & W. H. Brenner, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). (pdf)
  • 'Virtue Epistemology and the Acquisition of Knowledge', Philosophical Explorations 8 (2005), 229-43. (pdf)
  • 'Neo-Mooreanism versus Contextualism', Grazer Philosophische Studien (special issue on Contextualism), 67 (2005), 20-43. (pdf)
  • 'Greco on Scepticism' (with C. van Putten), Erkenntnis 62 (2005), 277-84. (pdf)
  • 'Neo-Mooreanism, Contextualism, and the Evidential Basis of Scepticism', Contextualism, (ed.) D. Suster, 3-25, (Rutgers UP, 2005). (pdf)
  • 'The Epistemology of Testimony', Philosophical Issues (supplement to Nous) 14 (2004), 326-48. (pdf)
  • 'Epistemic Deflationism', Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (2004), 1-32. (pdf)
  • 'Epistemic Luck', Journal of Philosophical Research 29 (2004), 193-222. (pdf)
  • 'The Psychology and Philosophy of Luck' (with M. Smith), New Ideas in Psychology 22 (2004), 1-28. (pdf)
  • 'Testimony', The Trial on Trial: Truth and Due Process, (eds.) R. A. Duff, L. Farmer, S. Marshall & V. Tadros, (Hart, 2004). (pdf)
  • 'An Argument for the Inconsistency of Content Externalism and Epistemic Internalism' (with J. Kallestrup), Philosophia 31 (2004), 345-54. (pdf)
  • 'Some Recent Work in Epistemology', Philosophical Quarterly 54 (2004), 605-13. (pdf)
  • 'McDowell on Reasons, Externalism and Scepticism', European Journal of Philosophy 11 (2003), 273-94. (pdf)
  • 'Virtue Epistemology and Epistemic Luck', Metaphilosophy 34 (2003), 106-30. (pdf)
  • 'Reforming Reformed Epistemology', International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2003), 43-66; and reprinted in The Epistemology of Basic Belief, (eds.) R. Rood & R. van Woudenberg, (Rodopi, 2004). (pdf)
  • 'Recent Work on Radical Skepticism', American Philosophical Quarterly 39 (2002), 215-57. (pdf)
  • 'McKinsey Paradoxes, Radical Scepticism, and the Transmission of Knowledge across Known Entailments', Synthese 130 (2002), 279-302. (pdf)
  • 'Resurrecting the Moorean Response to Scepticism', International Journal of Philosophical Studies 10 (2002), 283-307. (pdf)
  • 'Radical Scepticism, Epistemological Externalism and Closure', Theoria 69 (2002), 129-61. (pdf)
  • 'Two Forms of Epistemological Contextualism', Grazer Philosophische Studien 64 (2002), 19-55. (pdf)
  • 'Contextualism, Scepticism, and the Problem of Epistemic Descent', Dialectica 55 (2002), 327-49. (pdf)
  • 'Skepticism, Contemporary', Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (eds.) B. Dowden & J. Fieser, (2002).
  • 'Scepticism and Dreaming', Philosophia 28 (2001), 373-90. (pdf)
  • 'Radical Scepticism, Epistemological Externalism, and "Hinge" Propositions', Wittgenstein-Jahrbuch 2001/2002, (ed.) D. Salehi, (Peter Lang, 2001). (pdf)
  • 'The Opacity of Knowledge', Essays in Philosophy 2.1 (2001), (link)
  • 'Closure and Context', Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (2000), 275-80. (pdf)
  • 'Is "God Exists" a "Hinge" Proposition of Religious Belief?', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 47 (2000), 129-40. (pdf)
  • 'Doubt Undogmatized: Pyrrhonian Scepticism, Epistemological Externalism, and the 'Metaepistemological' Challenge', Principia—Revista Internacional de Epistemologia 4 (2000), 187-214. (pdf)

Articles in Progress

  • ‘Risk’. (pdf)

Professional Service

Referee Work

  • Acta Analytica
  • Acumen Press
  • American Philosophical Quarterly
  • Ashgate Press
  • Australasian Journal of Philosophy
  • Blackwell Press
  • Broadview Press
  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
  • British Society for Ethical Theory
  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • Canadian Philosophical Association
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Central States Philosophical Association
  • Continuum Press
  • Critica
  • Dialectica
  • Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
  • Discipline Filosofiche
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Education Research International
  • Episteme
  • Ergo
  • Erkenntnis
  • Ethical Perspectives
  • Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
  • Ethics
  • European Congress of Analytic Philosophy
  • European Journal of Analytical Philosophy
  • European Journal of Philosophy
  • European Journal for Philosophy of Religion
  • Grazer Philosophische Studien
  • Inquiry
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • Journal of Languages and Culture
  • Journal of Leeds Undergraduate Philosophy Society
  • Journal of Moral Philosophy
  • Journal of Philosophical Research
  • Journal of Philosophy
  • Les Ateliers de l'Éthique
  • Logique et Analyse
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Mind
  • MIT Press
  • Nordic Wittgenstein Review
  • NTU Philosophical Review
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
  • Palgrave Macmillan Press
  • Philosopher's Imprint
  • Philosophia
  • Philosophica
  • The Philosophical Quarterly
  • Philosophical Explorations
  • Philosophical Papers
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • Philosophical Studies
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • Philosophy and Technology
  • Philosophy at Yeditepe
  • Philosophy Compass
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Polish Journal of Philosophy
  • Polity Press
  • Princeton University Press
  • Principia
  • Ratio
  • The Review of Philosophy and Psychology
  • Routledge Press
  • Social Epistemology
  • The Southern Journal of Philosophy
  • Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
  • Synthese
  • Theoria
  • Thought

Other Professional Activities

  • Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, and of the Arche Research Centre at the University of St. Andrews.
  • Affiliated Researcher of the Social Epistemology Research Group at the University of Copenhagen. 
  • Elected Member of the British Philosophical Association Executive Committee (2005-08).
  • Member of the AHRC Review College (since 2007).
  • Member of the ESF Humanities Disciplinary Panel (since 2012).
  • Member of the Carnegie Trust Research Assessor Panel (since 2014).
  • Member of the editorial boards of The Philosophical Quarterly, SyntheseEpistemePhilosophy Compass, Metaphilosophy, Thought, Disputatio, Continuum Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology, Humanities, Critical Inquiries, Philosophical Inquiries, Journal of General Philosophy, International Journal of Philosophy Study, Cogent OA: Arts and HumanitiesLogos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology, Discoveries, and Cilicia Journal of Philosophy.
  • Leiter Report evaluator.
  • External examiner for the Philosophy Departments at the Universities of Glasgow (2004-09) and Aberdeen (2005-10).
  • Member of the Society for Skeptical Studies, the International Society for the Study of Skepticism, and International Associate member of the American Philosophical Association.
  • Founding member of the European Epistemology Network.
  • Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Philosophy, Theology and Law Sectional Committee.
  • Member of the Royal Society of Edinbugh CRF European Fellowship Committee.

Visiting Professorships

  • University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2005.
  • University of Helskinki, 2009.

Administrative Roles

  • PPLS Deputy Head of School, from 2009. 
  • Philosophy Research Advisor, from 2012.
  • Philosophy REF Co-Ordinator, from 2012.
  • Philosophy/Eidyn Distance Education Initiative Co-Ordinator, from 2012.
  • Director of Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity, from 2012.
  • Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded 'Extended Knowledge' major research project, 2013-15.
  • Gifford Lectureship Committee, from 2009.
  • PPLS Postgraduate Director, 2011-2012.
  • PPLS Representative, College Academic Promotions Committee, 2010-2013.
  • Director of Graduate Studies (Philosophy), 2007-10.

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 3-4pm