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Members: Katherine Hawley, Jessica Brown, Patrick Greenough, Simon Prosser, Justin Snedegar

Research students: Daniel Garibay Garcia, Nick Kuespert, Paolo Savino, Lixiao Lin, Katharina Bernhard, Lisa Bastian, Marvin Backes, Miguel Egler, Claire Field, Deborah Marber, Quentin Pharr, Lewis Ross, Wes Skolits

Associated events

Apr 2020: Uncertainty and Rationality Conference – cancelled

Jul 2019: Group Agency and Belief Workshop

Dec 2017: Metaphysics of Knowledge Workshop II

Jun 2017: Blame and Norms

Sep 2016: The Metaphysics of Knowledge I: Epistemic Indexing

Jun 2016: Sensing Strange Things

May 2016: Complex Disagreement

May 2016: Testimony and Context

Jan 2016: Philosophical Progress

Dec 2015: Epistemic Incoherence

Dec 2015: Epistemic Incoherence Workshop


July 2019: Group Agency and Belief Workshop – one of three workshops associated with the Blame and Responibility Project. 

June 2018: The Epistemology of Perception & the Perceptual Analogy Workshop

December 2017: Metaphysics of Knowledge Workshop II

September 2016: Metaphysics of Knowledge Workshop I: Epistemic Indexing

June 2015: Summer Epistemology Workshop

June 2014: Fallibilism and Evidence Workshop

October 2013: Social Epistemology Workshop

June 2013: Reasons and Rationality: Epistemic and Practical

November 2012: The Causes of Belief

The ECT Group has a broad range of interests in epistemology and cognate fields. As well as an interest in the traditional epistemological questions concerning knowledge, justification, internalism, externalism, and scepticism, members of the group have research interests concerning belief, assertion, norms, reasons, virtue, vice, epistemic injustice, cognitive bias, formal models of knowledge and belief, know-how, trust, entitlement, perception, illusion, self-knowledge, the methodology of epistemology, intuitions, the apriori, dogmatism, contextualism, relativism and epistemic modals.


ECT Seminar: This is a lively and friendly weekly seminar at which members of the group pilot their research, discuss recent work in epistemology, and host talks by visiting speakers. For details of the current program and venue see the Arché Calendar.

This semester the Epistemology Group meets from 13:00 until 14:30 each Thursday.

Associated news

Publication: Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown – elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh