• Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. forthcoming.
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    The Safety Condition for Knowledge
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2011.
    This entry examines in detail the safety condition for knowledge as found in the work of Ernest Sosa, Duncan Pritchard, and Timothy Williamson.
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    The Safety Condition for Knowledge
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2011.
    A number of epistemologists have defended a necessary condition for knowledge that has come to be labeled as the “safety” condition. Timothy Williamson, Duncan Pritchard, and Ernest Sosa are the foremost defenders of safety. According to these authors an agent S knows a true proposition P only if S could not easily have falsely believed P. Disagreement arises, however, with respect to how they capture the notion of a safe belief. This article is a treatment of the different presentations and def…Read more
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    Recent decades have seen a fertile period of theorizing within mainstream epistemology which has had a dramatic impact on how epistemology is done. Investigations into contextualist and pragmatic dimensions of knowledge suggest radically new ways of meeting skeptical challenges and of understanding the relation between the epistemological and practical environment. New insights from social epistemology and formal epistemology about defeat, testimony, a priority, probability, and the nature of ev…Read more
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    Knowledge and the Objection to Religious Belief from Cognitive Science
    European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1). 2011.
    A large chorus of voices has grown around the claim that theistic belief is epistemically suspect since, as some cognitive scientists have hypothesized, such beliefs are a byproduct of cognitive mechanisms which evolved for rather different adaptive purposes. This paper begins with an overview of the pertinent cognitive science followed by a short discussion of some relevant epistemic concepts. Working from within a largely Williamsonian framework, we then present two different ways in which thi…Read more