King’s College London is one of the top 5 research centres for philosophy in the country. One of its particular strengths is in Epistemology. For the past few years, we’ve been running a fortnightly normativity seminar. This seminar provides the opportunity to discuss recent research in epistemology and ethical theory done by visiting speakers and members of our staff. We’ve also made an impressive number of junior and senior appointments that have strengthened this particular area.

Maria AlvarezMaria Rosa AntognazzaBill Brewer, John CallananJulien Dutant, Ellen FridlandDavid Galloway, Sacha GolobClayton LittlejohnEliot MichaelsonDavid OwensDavid PapineauMatthew ParrottShaul Tor, Sherri RoushMatthew Soteriou, and Shaul Tor have all recently published work in epistemology. This work covers a wide range of topics (e.g., traditional epistemological problems, discussions of epistemology in the history of philosophy, issues at the interface of epistemology and philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and practical reason). Because of this overlap of interests, King’s has become a fantastic place to do epistemology.

Selected Recent Publications in Epistemology

Maria Alvarez

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Bill Brewer

  • Forthcoming. The Object View of PerceptionTopoi.
  • 2017. Objects and the Explanation of Perception. In J. Gersel, R. T. Jensen, M.S. Thanning, & S. Overgaard (ed.), In the Light of Experience: Essays on Reasons and Perception. Oxford University Press.
  • 2013. Attention and Direct RealismAnalytic Philosophy.
  • 2011. Perception and its Objects. Oxford University Press.
  • 2008. Realism and Explanation in Perception. In J. Roessler, N. Eilan, H. Lerman (ed.), Perception, Causation and Objectivity.
  • 2006. Perception and Content. European Journal of Philosophy.

John Callanan

Julien Dutant

Ellen Fridland

David Galloway

  • 2014. Deductive Intuitions and Lay Rationality. Journal of Philosophical Research.

Sacha Golob

Clayton Littlejohn

Eliot Michaelson

David Owens

David Papineau

  • 2015. The Nature of A Priori Intuitions: Analytic or Synthetic? In E. Fischer and J. Collins (ed.), Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism, and Naturalism: Rethinking Philosophical Method. Taylor and Francis.
  • 2013. There Are No Norms of Belief. In T. Chan (ed.), The Aim of Belief. Oxford University Press.
  • 2012. Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities and Sets. Oxford University Press.
  • 2011. The Philosophical Insignificance of A Priori Knowledge. In M. Shaffer and M. Veber (ed.,) New Essays on the A Priori.

Matthew Parrott

Sherri Roush

  • 2016. Knowledge of Our Own BeliefsPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research.
  • 2016. Closure Failure and Scientific Inquiry. Res Philosophica.
  • 2016. Simulation and Understanding Other MindsPhilosophical Issues.
  • 2016. The Difference between Knowledge and Understanding. In R. Borges, C. de Almeida, and P. Klein (ed.), New Essays on the Gettier Problem. Oxford University Press.
  • 2013. Justification and the Growth of ErrorPhilosophical Studies.
  • 2012. Sensitivity and Closure. In K. Becker & T. Black (ed.), The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology. Cambridge University Press.
  • 2010. Optimism about the Pessimistic Induction. In P.D. Magnus and J. Busch (ed.), New Waves in the Philosophy of Science.
  • 2010. Closure on SkepticismJournal of Philosophy.

Matthew Soteriou

Shaul Tor