Researcher

Professor Stephen Hetherington

My Expertise

Epistemology - theory of knowledge; metaphysics.

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

 

Stephen Hetherington is a Professor of Philosophy, in the School of Humanities and Languages. B.A. (Hons -- Class I) (Sydney),  B.Phil. (Oxford),  M.A., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh). And FAHA. Since the end of 2013, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, one of the world's leading philosophy journals.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, metaphysics. He has published on many aspects of...view more

 

Stephen Hetherington is a Professor of Philosophy, in the School of Humanities and Languages. B.A. (Hons -- Class I) (Sydney),  B.Phil. (Oxford),  M.A., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh). And FAHA. Since the end of 2013, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, one of the world's leading philosophy journals.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, metaphysics. He has published on many aspects of epistemology, including knowledge-how, meta-epistemology, philosophical knowledge, various forms of scepticism, the Gettier problem and defining knowledge, non-absolute knowledge (grades or degrees of knowledge), induction, a priori knowledge, and fallibilism. His research in metaphysics has been mainly on death, free will, and moral responsibility.

Hetherington has written several books, including Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2001), Self-Knowledge (Broadview Press, 2007), How To Know (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and Knowledge and the Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has edited several others, including Epistemology Futures (Oxford University Press, 2006) and The Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is also the general editor of the four-volume The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History (Bloomsbury, 2019), one volume of which is Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, co-edited with Markos Valaris.
 


My Qualifications

BA (Hons -- Class I) Sydney, BPhil Oxford, MA PhD Pittsburgh, FAHA


My Engagement

Selected Professional Activities:

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
I am also the editor-in-chief of a book series for Bloomsbury -- Critical Introductions to Contempoary Epistemology.
(For other relevant activities, see above, under Research.)


My Teaching

Logic
Truth and Belief
Contemporary Metaphysics
Contemporary Epistemology

 

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Location

337 Morven Brown

Contact

9385 2318