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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. You can find our up to date programme in the Arché Calendar. We are currently meeting each Thursday from 13:00 until 14:30. If you’d like to join us for a session or two, email Nick Kuespert at nk94 [at] st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk.

Members: Jessica Brown, Patrick Greenough, Simon Prosser, Justin Snedegar, Roy Sorensen, Sanford Goldberg, Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Research students: Frederik J. Andersen, Katharina Bernhard, Daniel Garibay Garcia, Jean Gove, Lara Jost, Nick Kuespert, Christopher Masterman, Petronella Randell, Paolo Savino, Francisca Silva, Victor Tamburini, Emilia Wilson

Associated events

Jun 2022: Epistemic Breakthroughs Workshop

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

Associated news

Arché members at European Epistemology Network Meeting

Paper accepted for Joint Session 2022: Petronella Randell

Jessica Brown – inaugural address

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Publication: Lisa Bastian

Publication: Lewis Ross

Publication: Claire Field

Blame and Responsibility

Grant Success

Book Publication: Jessica Brown

Publication: Jessica Brown

Research Grant Success

Publication: Jessica Brown

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