Dr Christopher Willard-Kyle

  • Research Associate (Philosophy)


I am a research associate in philosophy at the University of Glasgow in connection with the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre and the Dimensions of Wellbeing grant.

Epistemology is my home subfield, but I also work in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of religion. I am especially interested in potentially valuable cases of ignorance (epistemically speaking). Especially cases in which someone might reasonably hold off on knowledgeably closing inquiry in order to inquire further.

I finished my Ph.D. in philosophy at Rutgers (2021) under the supervision of Ernie Sosa; before that, I did an M.Phil. in philosophical theology at the University of Oxford (2014).

More information about me can be found here.

Research interests

  • Epistemology
    • Ignorance
    • Social Epistemology
    • Inquiry & Wonder(ing)
    • Cognitive Well-Being
    • Scepticism
    • Infallibility
    • Virtue Epistemology
    • Disagreement & Permissivism
    • Moorean Propositions & other unknowable truths
  • Philosophy of Language
    • Assertion (and its norms)
    • Questions
  • Philosophy of Religion
    • Perfect (and Imperfect) Being Theologies
    • Faith & Inquiry


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Willard-Kyle, C. (2023) Valuable ignorance: delayed epistemic gratification. Philosophical Studies, 180(1), pp. 363-384. (doi: 10.1007/s11098-022-01902-6)


Willard Kyle, C. (2022) The knowledge norm for enquiry. Journal of Philosophy, (Accepted for Publication)

Willard-Kyle, C. (2022) Abraham, Isaac, and the toxin: A Kavkan reading of the binding of Isaac. Religious Studies, (doi: 10.1017/S0034412522000439) (Early Online Publication)


Willard-Kyle, C. (2021) P, but you don't know that p. Synthese, 199, pp. 14667-14690. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-021-03438-4)

Willard-Kyle, C. (2021) P, but you don’t know that P. Synthese, 199(5), pp. 14667-14690. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-021-03438-4)

Willard-Kyle, C. (2021) Against the doctrine of infallibility. Philosophical Quarterly, 71(4), pp. 758-779. (doi: 10.1093/pq/pqaa082)


Willard-Kyle, C. (2020) Being in a position to know is the norm of assertion. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 101(2), pp. 328-352. (doi: 10.1111/papq.12305)


Willard-Kyle, C. (2017) Do great minds really think alike? Synthese, 194(3), pp. 989-1026. (doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0984-x)


Kyle, C. D. (2012) Epistemicism and the problem of arbitrariness for vagueness. Dialogue, 55(1), pp. 54-64.


Contakes, S. M. and Kyle, C. (2011) Josiah Parsons Cooke Jr.: epistemology in the service of science, pedagogy, and natural theology. Hyle, 17(1), pp. 1-23.

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