Professor Stephen Hetherington

Professor Stephen Hetherington

Fields of research: Epistemology, Metaphysics
Campus: Kensington
Tag: Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies

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. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, in metaphysics. He has published on many aspects of epistemology, including knowledge-how, meta-epistemology, philosophical knowledge, various forms of scepticism, the...

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. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, in 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, fallibilism, and contextualism. His current research in metaphysics is principally on death, free will, and moral responsibility.

Hetherington has written seven books, including Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2001), Self-Knowledge (Broadview Press, 2007), and How To Know (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). A monograph -- Knowledge and the Gettier Problem -- is forthcoming iwith Cambridge University Press. He has edited four others, including Epistemology Futures (Oxford University Press, 2006), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers (Continuum, 2012), and Metaphysics and Epistemology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). (The latter is an  introductory metaphysics and epistemology anthology. It includes 67 readings from classic and contemporary sources, and Hetherington has written a brief introduction for each of the 67 readings.) He is currently editing or co-editing a few other books, including (for Routledge) What Makes a Philosopher Great? and (for Bloomsbury) the four volume The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History. He has co-edited an issue of the journal Synthese (vol. 188, no. 2 -- 2012). (The co-editor is Claudio de Almeida, of PUCRS, in Brazil.) Its title is Topics in Contemorary Epistemology.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

KNOWLEDGE AND THE GETTIER PROBLEM (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).

(edited, with David Macarthur) LIVING SCEPTICISM (Brill, forthcoming) 

(edited) WHAT MAKES A PHILOSOPHER GREAT? (Routledge, forthcoming)

(edited, with Markos Valaris) KNOWLEDGE IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY (Bloomsbury, forthcoming) -- vol. IV of The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History (below)

(edited) THE PHILOSOPHY OF KNOWLEDGE: A HISTORY, in four volumes (Bloomsbury, forthcoming)

(edited) METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY: A Guided Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

(edited) EPISTEMOLOGY: The Key Thinkers (Continuum, 2012)

HOW TO KNOW: A Practicalist Conception of Knowledge (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

YES, BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW? Introducing Philosophy Through Sceptical Ideas (Broadview, 2009)

(Available in Australia through UNIREPS.)
For an ABC Radio National radio interview about the book, go to the following: ABC Radio National, Philosopher's zone.)

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Beginning Philosophy Right Here and Now (Broadview, 2007).

(Available in Australia through UNIREPS.)
(For an ABC Radio National radio interview about the book, go to the following: ABC Radio National, Philosopher's zone.)

(edited) ASPECTS OF KNOWING: Epistemological Essays (Elsevier, 2006).

(edited) EPISTEMOLOGY FUTURES (Oxford University Press, 2006).

REALITY? KNOWLEDGE? PHILOSOPHY!: An Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology (Edinburgh University Press, 2003).

(Available in Australia through UNIREPS.)
- Translated into Spanish, as ¡Filosofia! Una breve introducción a la metafísica y a la epistemología (Alianza Editoria, 2007)

GOOD KNOWLEDGE, BAD KNOWLEDGE: On Two Dogmas of Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2001).

KNOWLEDGE PUZZLES: An Introduction to Epistemology (Westview, 1996).

- A Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1996.
- Translated into Chinese (Complex) (2002)

EPISTEMOLOGY'S PARADOX: Is a Theory of Knowledge Possible? (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992).

Papers

"Gettier Cases: Transworld Identity and Counterparts." In Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem, (eds.) R. Borges, C. de Almeida, and P. Klein (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"Skepticism and Fallibilism." In Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, (eds.) D. Machuca and B. Reed (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

"Understanding Fallible Warrant and Fallible Knowledge: Three Proposals." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (forthcoming).

"Technological Knowledge-That as Knowledge-How: A Comment." Philosophy and Technology (forthcoming).

"Australasian Philosophy." In The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 3rd edn., (ed.) R. Audi (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 71-3.

(with Karyn Lai)  "Knowing-How and Knowing-To." In The Philosophical Challenge From China, (ed.) B.J. Bruya (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015), 279-301.

"Transient Global Amnesia and Kantian Perception." Think 38 (2014), 69-72.

"Epistemology.” In A History of Australasian Philosophy, (eds.) G. Oppy and N.Trakakis (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), 379-411.

"Knowledge Can Be Lucky." In Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, 2nd edn., (eds.) M. Steup,J. Turri, and E. Sosa (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), 164-76.

"Concessive Knowledge-Attributions: Fallibilism and Gradualism." Synthese 190 (2013), 2835-51.

"Skeptical Challenges and Knowing Actions." Philosophical Issues 23 (2013), 18-39.

"Where Is the Harm in Dying Prematurely? An Epicurean Answer." The Journal of Ethics 17 (2013), 79-97. 

"Self-Knowledge." In Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, vol. 2 (ed.) B. Kaldis (Los Angeles: SAGE Reference, 2013), 856–8.

"The Gettier Illusion: Gettier-Partialism and Infallibilism." Synthese 188 (2012), 217-30.

(with Karyn Lai) "Practising to Know: Practicalism and Confucian Philosophy." Philosophy 87 (2012), 375-93.

"The Extended Knower." Philosophical Explorations 15 (2012), 207-18.

"The Significance of Fallibilism Within Gettier's Challenge: A Case Study." Philosophia 40 (2012), 539-47.

"Epistemology's Future Here and Now." In Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, (ed.) S. Hetherington (London: Continuum, 2012), 230-9.

"Epistemology's Past Here and Now." In Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, (ed.) S. Hetherington (London: Continuum, 2012), 1-28.

"Libraries and Fallble Knowledge." Think 11 (2012), 65-72.

"Knowledge." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012) .

"Knowledge and Knowing: Ability and Manifestation." In Conceptions of Knowledge, (ed.) S. Tolksdorf (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011), 73-99.

"The Cartesian Dreaming Argument For External-World Skepticism.” In Just The Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, (eds.) M. Bruce and S. Barbone (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 137-41.

"Abnormality and Gettier Situations: An Explanatory Proposal." Ratio 24 (2011), 176-91.

"The Gettier Problem." In The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, (eds.) S. Bernecker and D. Pritchard (New York: Routledge, 2011), 119-30.

"The Gettier Non-Problem." Logos & Episteme 1 (2010), 85-107.

"Australasian Analytic Philosophy: The 1960s Onwards.” A Companion to Philosophy in Australasia, (eds.) G. Oppy and N. Trakakis (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2010), 42-7

“Theories of Knowledge.” In A Companion to Philosophy in Australasia, (eds.) G. Oppy and N. Trakakis (Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2010), 551-3

"Elusive Epistemological Justification." Synthese 174 (2010), 315-30

"Ginet on A Priori Knowledge: Skills and Grades." Veritas 54 (2009), 32-40

“The Cogito: Indubitability Without Knowledge?” Principia 13 (2009), 85-91

“Sceptical Possibilities? No Worries.” Synthese 168 (2009), 97-118.

“Knowing-That, Knowing-How, and Knowing Philosophically.” Grazer Philosophische Studien 77 (2008), 307-24.

“Not Actually Hume’s Problem: On Induction and Knowing-How.” Philosophy 83 (2008), 459-81.

"Knowledgeable Inquiry". In Action in Context, (ed.) A. Leist (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2007), 372-81.

"Is This a World Where Knowledge Has to Include Justification?" Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2007), 41-69.

“Scepticism and Ordinary Epistemic Practice.” Philosophia 34 (2006), 303-10.

"So-Far Incompatibilism and the So-Far Consequence Argument." Grazer Philosophische Studien 73 (2006), 163-78.

"Knowledge's Boundary Problem." Synthese 150 (2006), 41-56.

"Knowledge that Works: A Tale of Two Conceptual Models." In Aspects of Knowing, (ed.) S. Hetherington (Elsevier, 2006), 219-40.

"Introduction: The Art of Precise Epistemology." In Aspects of Knowing, (ed.) S. Hetherington (Elsevier, 2006), 1-13.

"How To Know (That Knowledge-That Is Knowledge-How." In Epistemology Futures, (ed.) S. Hetherington (Oxford University Press, 2006), 71-94.

"Introduction: Epistemological Progess." In Epistemology Futures, (ed.) S. Hetherington (Oxford University Press, 2006), 1-9.

“Knowing (How It is) That P: Degrees and Qualities of Knowledge.” In Perspectives in Contemporary Epistemology, (ed.) C. de Almeida. Fifty-year anniversary issue of Veritas, 50 (2005), 129-52.

"Gettier Problems." The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005).

"Fallibilism." The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005).

"Lucretian Death: Asymmetries and Agency." American Philosophical Quarterly 42 (2005), 211-19.

"Photosinthesis: How Deceptive Images Imperil Knowledge." Think 10 (2005). 99-107.

"Shattering a Cartesian Sceptical Dream." Principia 8 (2004), 103-17.

"Alternate Possibilities and Avoidable Moral Responsibility." American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (2003), 229-39.

"The Grue Possibility as a Sceptical Possibility?" Philosophia 29 (2002), 253-60.

"Fallibilism and Knowing That One Is Not Dreaming."Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (2002), 83-102.

"Epistemic Responsibility: A Dilemma." The Monist 85 (2002), 398-414.

"Deathly Harm." Americal Philosophical Quarterly 38 (2001), 349-62.

"A Fallibilist and Wholly Internalist Solution to the Gettier Problem." Journal of Philosophical Research 26 (2001) 307-24.

"Why There Need Not Be Any Grue Problem About Inductive Inference As Such." Philosophy 76 (2001), 127-36.

"Re: Brains In a Vat." Dialectica 54 (2000), 307-11.

"Knowing Failably." The Journal of Philosophy 96 (1999), 565-87.

"Epistemic Disaster Averted." Analysis 59 (1999), 194-200.

"Free Will as a Sceptical Threat to Knowing." Principia 3 (1999), 139-54.

"Dispensing With (Men Of) Reason." Reason Papers 24 (1999), 67-86.

"Actually Knowing." The Philosophical Quarterly 48 (1998), 453-69.

"Stove's New Irrationalism." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 76 (1998), 244-9.

"The Sceptic Is Absolutely Mistaken (As Is Dretske)." Philosophical Papers 27 (1998), 29-43.

"Scepticism on Scepticism." Philosophia 25 (1997), 323-30.

"Gettieristic Scepticism." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 74 (1996) 83-97.

"Foley's Evidence and His Epistemic Reasons." Analysis 56 (1996), 122-6.

"Sceptical Insulation and Sceptical Objectivity." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (1994), 411-25.

"Furthering Stich's Fragmentation." Analysis 53 (1993), 40-4. (PDF)

"Nozick and Sceptical Realism." Philosophical Papers 21 (1992), 33-44.

"Epistemology's Psychological Turn." Metaphilosophy 23 (1992), 47-56.

"Gettier and Scepticism." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 70 (1992), 277-85.

"On Being Epistemically Internal." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1991), 855-71. (PDF)

"Conceivability and Modal Knowledge." In Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, (eds.) T. Horowitz and G.J. Massey (Rowman & Littlefield, 1991), 317-25.

"Kripke and McGinn on Wittgensteinian Rule-Following." Philosophia 21 (1991), 89-100.

"Epistemic Internalism's Dilemma." American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (1990), 245-51.

"More on Possible Objects." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (1988), 96-100.

"A Note on Inherence." Ancient Philosophy 4 (1984), 218-23.

"Parsons and Possible Objects." Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1984), 246-54.

"Tooley's Theory of Laws of Nature." Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (1983), 101-6.

Reviews

Note on P. Unger, Empty Ideas, Australasian Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming 2016).

Note on D. Dodd and E. Zardini (eds), Scepticism and Perceptual Justification, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 93 (2014), 818-18.

Of J. Brown and M. Gerken (eds), Knowledge Ascriptions, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012).

Of N. Rescher, Ideas in Process, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2009)

Of K. Hossack, The Metaphysics of Knowledge, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2008)

Of M. Bergmann, Justification Without Awareness, Mind 116 (2007), 1088-92

Of J. Camp, Confusion, The Philosophical Review 116 (2007), 647-50

Of M. Green and J. Williams (eds.), Moore’s Paradox, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2007)

Of N. Rescher, Philosophical Dialectics, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2006)

Of E. Olsson, Against Coherence, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (2006), 461-3

Note on K. DeRose and T. A. Warfield (eds.), Skepticism, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (2000), 146

Of M. R. DePaul and W. Ramsey (eds.), Rethinking Intuition, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 78 (2000), 142-4

Of L. BonJour, In Defense of Pure Reason, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (1999), 111-13

Note on J. L. Kvanvig (ed.), Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (1997), 440-1

Of T. McGrew, The Foundations of Knowledge, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (1997), 427-9

Of H. Kornblith, Inductive Inference and its Natural Ground, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (1997), 122-4

Of J. and M. Hintikka, The Logic of Epistemology and The Epistemology of Logic, Canadian Philosophical Reviews 10 (1990), 144-6

FURTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

From 2006 through 2013, I was the editor-in-chief for Springer of the book series, Philosophical Studies Series. I resigned that role, in order to be the editor-in-chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Iam still the editor-in-chief, for Bloomsbury, of the book series, Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology.

I am a member of the editorial board for Logos & Episteme

Referee for Blackwell, Broadview Press, Edinburgh University Press, Oxford University Press, Polity Press, Routledge, Springer

Referee for Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectica, Dialogue, Episteme, Erkenntnis, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, European Journal of Philosophy, Inquiry, Journal of Philosophical Research, Mind, Nous, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophia, Philosophical Papers, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Studies, Principia, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Theoria, The Philosophical Quarterly, Traffic, Trames