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Duncan Pritchard FRSE is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, a post he has held since 2007. Prior to taking up this position, he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He works mainly in epistemology, and has published widely in this area. In 2007 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2011 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013 he will deliver the annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy in Taipei.

Research interests

Duncan's research is mainly in epistemology with particular focus on the following issues: the problem of scepticism, the epistemic externalism/internalism distinction; the rationality of religious belief; testimony; the relationship between epistemic and content externalism; virtue epistemology; epistemic value; modal epistemology; the history of scepticism; and epistemological contextualism.

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Research Outputs

The epistemology of cognitive enhancement

Carter, J. A. & Pritchard, D., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (United Kingdom). 44, 2, p. 220-242 23 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Anti-luck virtue epistemology and epistemic defeat

    Pritchard, D., Jul 2018, In : Synthese. 195, 7, p. 3065–3077 13 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Contextualism and radical scepticism

    Pritchard, D., Nov 2018, In : Synthese. 195, 11, p. 4733–4750 18 p.

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  • Epistemic angst

    Pritchard, D., Jan 2018, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 96, 1, p. 70-90 21 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Extended epistemology

    Pritchard, D., 2018, Extended epistemology. Carter, J. A., Clark, A., Kallestrup, J., Palermos, S. O. & Pritchard, D. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 90-104 15 p.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)