Matt Jope

  • EIDYN
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

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Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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EH8 9AD

Research summary

My primary research interests are in epistemology but I'm also interested in a variety of related issues in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. My PhD topic is the structure of justification and epistemic entitlement. 

Current research interests

Epistemic closure principles, epistemic externalism, the structure of warrant, epistemic entitlement, Mooreanism.

Past research interests

Epistemic norms, assertion, knowledge-first epistemology, semantics.

Knowledge exchange

As part of the Marie Curie Diaphora project, I carried out a two-month internship at the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea in 2017. During this time I co-organised the Disputatio of Barcelona 2017, a public debate on the topic of Supercomputers Instruments for Science, Technology and the Progress of Society. Since January 2018, I have been on secondment at the LOGOS research group in analytic philosophy at the University of Barcelona, under the supervision of Prof. Sven Rosenkranz. 

Affiliated research centres

Research activities

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Project activity

My PhD research is focused on developing an externalist account of epistemic entitlement that avoids some of the standard problems associated with entitlement theory, such as bootstrapping, regression, leaching, alchemy, and the pragmatic objection. 

Current project grants

Marie Curie Early Stage Research grant (3 years)

Invited speaker

European Epistemology Network Meeting. Talk entitled: The Norm of Belief, the Norm of Assertion, and the Belief-Assertion Parallel. Paris. July 2016.

DIAPHORA Workshop III: A Priori Knowledge. Talk entitled: Do Sceptical Arguments Presuppose Internalism? The Unviersity of Stirling. September 2017.

DIAPHORA Workshop IV: The Structure of Warrant. Talk entitled: A Dilemma for Trust-Based Accounts of Epistemic Entitlement. The University of Edinburgh. May 2018.

European Epistemology Network Meeting. Talk entitled: A Dilemma for Trust-Based Accounts of Epistemic Entitlement. Amsterdam. June 2018.

Organiser

Edinburgh Epistemology Graduate Conference. The University of Edinburgh. June 2017.

DIAPHORA Workshop IV: The Structure of Warrant. The University of Edinburgh. May 2018.

Edinburgh Epistemology Graduate Conference. The University of Edinburgh. June 2018.

Participant

DIAPHORA Workshop I: Logic and Paradox. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. December 2016.

Epistemic Angst, Workshop. La Sorbonne, Paris. January 2017.

DIAPHORA Workshop II: The Nature of Representation. The Unviersity of Stockholm. April 2017.

From Reasonable Doubt to Undue Scepticism Conference. Birckbeck, London. May 2017.

Epistemic Rationality Conference. University of Barcelona. September 2017.

Diaphora Mid-Term Conference. University of Barcelona. December 2017.