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I am currently working on two (related) research projects. The first project concerns the relationship between justified belief and evidential probability. Epistemologists (and others) often take it for granted that what it means for one to have justification for believing a claim is for it to be sufficiently probable, given one's evidence. Despite the obvious appeal of this, I think that justified belief has little to do with evidential probability and is determined by very different features of one's evidence. The second project concerns the problem of radical scepticism and the notion of entitlement - of automatic or default justification - that some epistemologists have invoked in order to deal with it. I argue for a novel conception of entitlement based upon the idea that the evidential support relation can be modelled as a kind of variably strict conditional operator. I have also written on conditional logic, the epistemology of deduction and the epistemology of religious belief. Here is my my current CV.
Papers on Justification and Evidential Probability
- 'Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, forthcoming
- 'The Arbitrariness of Belief' in Dodd, D. and Zardini, E. eds. Contemporary Perspectives on Scepticism and Perceptual Justification (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming
- 'A Generalised Lottery Paradox for Infinite Probability Spaces'British Journal for the Philosophy of Sciencev61(4), 2010 (The published version can be found here.)
- 'What Else Justification Could Be' Noûs v44(1), 2010, reprinted in Neta, R. ed. Epistemology v1 (Routledge, 2012) (The published version can be found here.)
Papers on Scepticism and Entitlement
- 'Full Blooded Entitlement' in Pedersen, N. and Graham, P. eds. Epistemic Entitlement (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming
- 'Entitlement and Evidence' Australasian Journal of Philosophy, v91(4), 2013 (The published version can be found here.)
- 'Transmission Failure Explained' Philosophy and Phenomenological Research v79(1), 2009 (The published version can be found here.)
A full list of publications and some work in progress can be found on my Philpapers Profile.