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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 Viviane Fairbank at vf45 [at] st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk.

ECT Programme Fall ’22
22.09.2022 Sally Haslanger (MIT) (with CEPPA, 4pm)
29.09.2022 Liz Jackson (Toronto)
06.10.2022 Lara Jost (St Andrews)
13.10.2022 Winnie Ma (KCL)
20.10.2022 Emilia Wilson (St Andrews)
27.10.2022 Rachel Fraser (Oxford)
03.11.2022 Jessie Munton (Cambridge)
10.11.2022 Romy Jaster (Berlin) – POSTPONED
17.11.2022 Zoë Johnson King (Harvard) (with CEPPA, 4pm)
24.11.2022 Richard Pettigrew (Bristol) – POSTPONED
01.12.2022 Jules Holroyd (Sheffield)
08.12.2022 Katharina Bernhard (St Andrews)
15.12.2022 Francisca Silva (St Andrews)

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

Research students: Katherine Crone, Frederik J. Andersen, Katharina Bernhard, Viviane Fairbank, Daniel Garibay Garcia, Jean Gové, Lara Jost, Nick Kuespert, Christopher Masterman, Sophie Nagler, Petronella Randell, Paolo Savino, Francisca Silva, Victor Tamburini, Emilia Wilson

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