Papers and Presentations

 

Selected Papers


“Wisdom.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. Eds. William Abraham and Frederick Aquino. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.


Getting it Right.” (with Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij) Philosophical Studies. Forthcoming.



Knowledge, Practical Interests, and Rising Tides.” In Epistemic Evaluation: Point and Purpose in Epistemology. Eds. John Greco and David Henderson. New York: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

Understanding as Knowledge of Causes.” In Virtue Scientia: Essays in Philosophy of Science and Virtue Epistemology. Ed. Abrol Fairweather. Special Issue of Synthese. Forthcoming.

The Value of Understanding.” Philosophy Compass 7:2 (2012).

On Intellectualism in Epistemology.” Mind 120:3 (2011).

"Understanding." In The Routledge Companion to Epistemology. Eds. Sven Bernecker and Duncan Pritchard. New York: Routledge (2010).

"Epistemic Normativity." In Epistemic Value. Eds. Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar, and Duncan Pritchard. New York: Oxford University Press (2009).  [To be reprinted in Virtue Epistemology: MIT Readers in Contemporary Philosophy. Eds. John Greco and John Turri. Cambridge: MIT Press. Forthcoming.]

"Epistemic Goals and Epistemic Values." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77:3 (2008).

"Explanatory Enquiry and the Need for Explanation." British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 59:3 (2008).

"Review Essay: Kvanvig’s The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding." (with Michael DePaul) Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74:2 (2007).

"Is Understanding a Species of Knowledge?" British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57:3 (2006).

"Kant’s Argument for Radical Evil." The European Journal of Philosophy 10:2 (2002).


Book Reviews

Review of The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations, by Duncan Pritchard, Alan Millar, and Adrian Haddock (Oxford University Press). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2011).

Review of Aiming at Truth, by Nicholas Unwin (Palgrave MacMillan). Mind 118 (2009).


Selected Presentations and Meetings

May 2014. “Mysticism and the Rationality of Religious Belief.” Mysticism Conference. Moscow, Russia.

March 2014. “Should We Favor an Internalist Account of Understanding?” Towards an Epistemology of Understanding: Rethinking Justification Conference. University of Berne, Switzerland.

Sept 2013-April 2014. “What is Wisdom?” Williams College, Middlebury College, College of the Holy Cross, Wake Forest University.

August 2013. “Wisdom and its Value.” 23rd World Congress of Philosophy. Athens, Greece.

May 2012. “The Value of Reflection.” Virtue Theory: Ethics vs. Epistemology, East vs. West. Soochow University. Taipei, Taiwan. [Keynote speaker]

May 2012. “Getting it Right” (with Kristoffer Ahlstrom). Aims of Inquiry and Cognition Conference. University of Edinburgh.

April 2012. “Knowledge of the Cause.” Epistemology Brown Bag Series. Northwestern University.

October 2011. “Comments on Pruss and Dougherty.” Georgetown/Baylor/Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference. Georgetown University.

“Knowledge of the Cause.” Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom Conference. Bled, Slovenia. June 2011.

Commentator-at-Large. The Point and Purpose of Epistemic Evaluation Conference. University of Nebraska. September 2010.

“What’s Interesting?” Cognitive Ecology Conference. University of Edinburgh. June 2010.

“The Epistemic Point of View.” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. October 2009.

“Knowledge, Practical Interests, and Rising Tides.” University of Edinburgh. October 2009.

“The Nature of Knowledge.” Edinburgh Philosophy Society. October 2009.

“Knowledge, Practical Interests, and Rising Tides.” University of Glasgow. October 2009.

Faith and Reason Conference at Fordham University. June 16-18 2009.

“Knowledge and Pragmatic Encroachment.” Epistemic Virtue and Value Conference. Bled, Slovenia. June 1-6, 2009.

Wisdom Workshop at Fordham University. (Organized by Allan Hazlett). April 17, 2009.

“Epistemic Normativity.” Normativity and Culture Conference. University of Antwerp, Belgium. March 2009. [Keynote speaker]

“On Understanding and Epistemic Goodness.” Epistemic Goodness Conference. University of Oklahoma. March 2009.

"The End of Orthodox Epistemology? How Knowledge and Practical Interests are Related." Free University, Amsterdam. August 2007.

“Epistemic Normativity.” Epistemic Value Conference. Stirling University, Scotland. August 2006.

"The Sense of Understanding." American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. April 2006.

•Winner, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

"Is Understanding a Species of Knowledge?" American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting. Chicago‚ Illinois. April 2005.

•Winner, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

"Chang on Nameless Values" American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting. San Francisco‚ California.

• Winner, Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award


Service to the Profession

APA Committee on Academic Career Opportunities and Placement (2009—)

Book Referee: Oxford University Press, Palgrave MacMillan

Journal Referee: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Dialectica, Episteme, Erkenntnis, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Journal of Philosophical Research, Kantian Review, Mind, Noûs, Philosophia, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Synthese