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I am Philosophy of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. My main area of specialization is epistemology. I also work in the philosophy of perception and metaphysics.


Authored Books

Cover of Knowledge in an Uncertain World
Knowledge in an Uncertain World, co-authored with Jeremy Fantl, Oxford 2009
Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction, co-authored with Alvin I. Goldman, Oxford 2014

Selected Publications

A Limitation on Agency in Judgment – Synthese forthcoming

Epistemic Norms for Waiting (or Suspension) – Philosophical Topics (2021)

Undercutting Defeat: What it is and Some Implications for Epistemology – OUP volume on Defeaters, Justification and Evidence, ed. by Jessica Brown and Mona Simion (2021)

Being Neutral: Agnosticism, Inquiry and the Suspension of Judgment – Nous (2021)

Clarifying Pragmatic Encroachment – with Jeremy Fantl, Oxford Studies in Epistemology (2019)

Looks and Perceptual Justification – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (2018)

Knowing What Things Look Like – Philosophical Review (2017)

Two Purposes of Knowledge Attribution – OUP volume (2015)

Having False Reasons – with Juan Comesaña, OUP volume (2014)

Phenomenal Conservatism and Cognitive Penetration, The Bad Basis Counterexamples – Seemings and Justification volume (2013)

Memory and Epistemic Conservatism – Synthese (2007)

Four-Dimensionalism and the Puzzles of Coincidence – Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (2007)

No Objects, No Problem? – Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2005)

Evidence, Pragmatics and Justification – with Jeremy Fantl, Philosophical Review (2002)


Works in Progress

A Problem for Strict Pragmatism

Pragmatism, Evidentialism and Dilemmas – with Juan Comesaña