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Biography

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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Epistemology Arts & Humanities
Skepticism Arts & Humanities
Epistemological Arts & Humanities
Virtue Epistemology Arts & Humanities
Epistemic Luck Arts & Humanities
Radical Scepticism Arts & Humanities
Luck Arts & Humanities
Epistemic Values Arts & Humanities

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Research Outputs 2000 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive Science
Bioethics
Cognition
Epistemology
Enhancement

Anti-luck virtue epistemology and epistemic defeat

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

epistemology
cognitive ability
taxonomy
Luck
Defeat

Contextualism and radical scepticism

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

purchase
Contextualism
Radical Scepticism
Underdetermination
Closure

Epistemic angst

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Epistemological
Angst
Paradox
Evaluation
External World

Extended epistemology

Carter, J. A. (ed.), Clark, A. (ed.), Kallestrup, J. (ed.), Palermos, S. O. (ed.) & Pritchard, D. (ed.), 2018, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 362 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Epistemology
Extended Cognition
Moral Education
Digital Technology
Import