Kegan Shaw

PhD Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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My research engages questions in the epistemology of perception. In particular I'm interested to learn how sceptical considerations should shape our thinking about perceptual belief in relation to reasons and evidence, and the merits of epistemological disjunctivism in all this. I'm also interested in religious epistemology.  


  • 'A Better Disjunctivist Response to The New Evil Genius Challenge', Grazer Philosophische Studien (forthcoming). (PDF)  
  • 'Religious Epistemological Disjunctivism', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2016). (PDF)

Book Reviews

  • Review of Hilary Kornblith's 'On Reflection', Philosophia Christi, 16,1:221-226 (2014).

Select Presentations

  • "John Henry Newman on Belief, Inference, and Certitude", for the Lumen Christi Institute's Graduate Seminar on the Thought of John Henry Newman, University of Oxford (July 2016)
  • "Religious Judgment", for the Tyndale House Philosophy of Religion Seminar, Hertfordshire (July 2016). 
  • "Deliver Us from Evil Geniuses': A New Defense of Epistemological Disjunctivism", for the 19th Annual Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Oxford (November 2015). Paper Commentator: Timothy Williamson  
  • "Deliver Us from Evil Geniuses': A New Defense of Epistemological Disjunctivism", for the 'JustGroningen' Conference on Epistemic Justification, University of Groningen (August 2015).  
  • "Religious Epistemological Disjunctivism", for the Tyndale House Philosophy of Religion Seminar, University of Cambridge (July 2015).

Research summary

Philosophy of Perception, Metaepistemological Scepticism, Religious Epistemology