Dr LUCA MORETTI

Dr LUCA MORETTI
Ph.D (KCL), M.Litt (St Andrews), Laurea (Pisa)

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Dr LUCA MORETTI
Dr LUCA MORETTI

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The University of Aberdeen Room OBG02 Philosophy Department University of Aberdeen Old Brewery, High Street Aberdeen AB24 3UB Scotland, UK
Web Links

http://lucamoretti.org


The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

Eidyn Centre, University of Edinburgh

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Biography

I'm a Reader at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen and a (five-year) Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

I graduated with an MLitt in Logic & Metaphysics from St Andrews in 1998 and with a PhD in Philosophy from King's College London in 2003. After my graduation with a PhD, I had teaching positions at University College London and King's College London. I did research in formal epistemology at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (Germany) and research in metaphysics and philosophical logic at the Centre for Time of the University of Sydney. My first Lectureship was at La Trobe University (Melbourne), which I left for a Lectureship at Aberdeen in 2009. I was a member of the steering committee of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen till March 2013. I have been a Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy since August 2014.

 

Forthcoming and recent publications

Moretti, L. (2019) Seemings and Justification: How Appearances Justify our Beliefs. Springer Briefs (under contract).

Moretti, L. & Piazza, T. (editors) (2018). Special issue of Synthese on "Defeaters in current epistemology". (Contributors: Carla Bagnoli, Berit Brogaard, Adam Carter, Albert Casullo, Kathrin Gluer-Pagin, Peter Graham, Kevin McCain, Matthew McGrath, Nikolaj Pedersen, Duncan Pritchard and Matthias Steup).

Marabini, A. and Luca M. (2017). “Assessing concept possession as an explicit and social practice”. Forthcoming in Journal of Philosophy of Education.

Moretti, L. (2017). "Phenomenal conservatism and the problem of reflective awareness". Forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly.

Moretti, L. (2017). "Problems of Wright's entitlement theory". Forthcoming in P. Graham and N. Pedersen (eds), Epistemic Entitlement. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Moretti, L. & Piazza, T. (2017). "Defeaters in current epistemology: introduction to the special issue". Forthcoming in Synthese.

Moretti, L. & Shogenji, T. (2016). "Skepticism and epistemic closure: two Bayesian accounts". International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 7(1): 1-25.

Moretti, L. (2017). "T. Poston, Reason and Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. UK: Palgrave Macmillan (2014)". Forthcoming in The Philosophical Quarterly.

Moretti, L. (2016). "Evidence of expert's evidence is evidence". Episteme 13(2): 209-218.

Moretti, Luca. (2016). “Tal and Comesaña on evidence of evidence”. The Reasoner 10(5): 38-39.

Moretti, L. & Piazza, T. (2015) "Phenomenal conservatism and Bergmann's dilemma". Erkenntnis 80(6): 2071-2090.

Moretti, L. (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Analysis 75(2): 296-309.

Moretti, L. (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Moretti, L. (2015). "In defence of dogmatism". Philosophical Studies 172(1): 261-282.

 

Papers under review

Moretti, L. "Inferential seemings and the problem of reflective awareness".

 

Working papers

McCain, K. & Moretti, L. Appearance and explanation (monograph).

Moretti, L. & Piazza T. "Mediate proper ground and doxastic justification" (invited paper).

Marabini, A. & Moretti, L.. “Goldman and Siegel on the aims of education”.

Carter, A., Moretti, L. & Piazza, T. “Is there an internalist notion of knowledge?”

Research

Research Interests

General epistemology, social epistemology, philosophy of education, philosophical logic, metaphysics.

Current Research

Internalism in epistemology, phenomenal conservatism, explanationism, epistemic disjunctivism.

Collaborations

I am a (five year) Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

Research Grants

Visiting Fellowship, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy (Oct-Dec 2012)

Visiting Fellowship, Tilburg Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Sept-Dec 2011)

Research Grant, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (Sept-Dec 2011)

Research Fellowship, Centre for Time and School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) of Sydney University (Feb 2008-Feb 2009)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Centre for Time, University of Sydney (Feb 2006–Feb 2008)

Senior Research Fellowship, the Swedish Research Council (Feb 2006–Feb 2010) DECLINED

Research Fellowship, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz (Sept 2005–Jan 2006)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Philosophy, Probability and Modeling Research Group (PPM), University of Konstanz, through a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award to Luc Bovens and Stephan Harmann from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (May 2004–Aug 2005).

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Supervised Research Students

From Oct 2017, University of Aberdeen, PhD supervisor of Mr Jonah Haddad. Topic of thesis: epistemic limitations and uses of wager arguments in knowing reality.

From Oct 2017, University of Aberdeen, PhD supervisor of Mr Chris Georgakakis. Topic of thesis: phenomenal conservatism.

From Oct 2016, University of Aberdeen, associate PhD supervisor of Mr Kevin Olivier. Topic of thesis: knowledge and counter-closure.

From Oct 2015, University of Aberdeen, PhD supervisor of Mr Mansour Golpour. Topic of the thesis: phenomenal conservatism.

Oct 2015 - Nov 2016, University of Aberdeen, MLitt by Research supervisor of Mr Andrea Piazza. Topic of the thesis: issues in evolutionary epistemology. (Graduated)

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015, University of Aberdeen, MLitt by Reasearch supervisor of Mr Adam Bricker. Topic of the thesis: non-factivity of knowledge. (Graduated)

From Oct 2013, University of Aberdeen, PhD supervisor of Mr Peter Hartl. Topic of the thesis: Hume's philosophy of religion and philosophical methodology.

Feb 2008 - Feb 2009, University of Sydney, associate PhD supervisor of Mr Daniel Haggard. Topic of the thesis: truth conditional meaning and ontological commitment.

July - Dec 2008, University of Sydney, associate PhD supervisor of Miss Sara Neva (visitor from University of Bologna, Italy). Topic of the thesis: reductionism and antireductionism in epistemology of testimony. (Graduated)

 

Courses

University of Aberdeen, Department of Philosophy

Sept - Dec 2017, Scientific Revolutions and Scientific Rationality, for third- and fourth-year undergraduates.

Jan - May 2017, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Jan - May 2017, Metaphysics, Epistemology and Language, for second year undergraduates, together with Dr Ulrich Stegmann.

Jan - May 2016, Naming and Necessity, for third- and fourth-year undergraduates, together with Dr Toby Meadows.

Jan - May 2016, Theory of Knowledge, for second-year undergraduates.

Sept - Dec 2015, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Jan - May 2015, Theory of Knowledge, for second-year undergraduates.

Sept - Dec 2014, Current Issues in Epistemology, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Sept - Dec 2014, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014, Scientific Methodology, for third-year undergraduates.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates. 

Oct 2012 - May 2013, Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor.

Feb - May 2013, Scientific Methodology, for third- and fourth-year undergraduates.

Feb - May 2013, Knowledge and Mind, for first-year undergraduates, together with Dr Ulrich Stegmann.

Feb - May 2012, Scientific Methodology, for third- and fourth-year undergraduates.

Feb - May 2012, Knowledge and Mind, for first-year undergraduates, together with Dr Ulrich Stegmann.

Feb - May 2011, Contemporary Scepticism, for postgraduates.

Feb - May 2011, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Feb - May 2011, Knowledge and Mind, for first-year undergraduates, together with Dr Ulrich Stegmann.

Feb - May 2011, Scientific Methodology, for third-year undergraduates.

Oct 2010 - May 2011, Undergraduate Dissertation Coordinator.

Oct 2010 - Jan 2011, The Metaphysics of Truth, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Feb - May 2010, Scepticism, for fourth-year undergraduates.

Feb - May 2010, Knowledge and Mind, for first-year undergraduates, together with Dr Ulrich Stegmann.

Oct 2009 - May 2010, Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor.

Oct - Jan 2009, Scientific Methodology, for third-year undergraduates.

 

La Trobe University, Department of Philosophy

Mar - Jun 2009, Astronomy and Philosophy (introduction to philosophy of science), for first-year undergraduates, together with Dr John Fox and Dr Edoardo Zamuner.

Mar - Jun 2009, Philosophy of Mind and Epistemology, for fourth-year honours students, together with Dr Edoardo Zamuner.

 

University of Sydney, Department of Philosophy

Oct - Nov 2006, Scientific Methodology (as a part of Knowledge, Reason and Action), for second- and third-year undergraduates.


University of Konstanz, Department of Philosophy

Sept - Dec 2005, Contemporary Theories of Truth, for postgraduates.


Kings College London and University College London, Departments of Philosophy

Feb 2002 - Mar 2004, tutorials for undergraduates in Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophical Logic and Philosophy of Science.

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Editorial board

The Reasoner

 

Journal consulting board

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy

 


Refereeing and advising activity

Journals 

Acta Analytica, Australasian Journal of PhilosophyCanadian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Dialectica, Erkenntnis, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, The Reasoner, Theoria, Thought.


Publishers 

Cambridge University PressOxford University PressPalgrave MacmillanRoutledge.


Organizations

Australian Research Council (ARC).

Admin Responsibilities

2017-2018

Coordinator of postgraduate research students (Philosophy)

Honors dissertation coordinator

Library representative (Philosophy)

Philosophy website administrator

Personal tutor

 

2016-2017

Coordinator of postgraduate research students (Philosophy)

Coordinator of the Students for Students ‘S4S’ mentoring programme (School of DHP)

Library representative (Philosophy)

Personal tutor

 

2015-2016

Coordinator of postgraduate research students (Philosophy)

Coordinator of the Students for Students ‘S4S’ mentoring programme (School of DHP)

Library representative (Philosophy)

Personal tutor

 

2014-2015                   

Internal Moderator of MLitt by Research viva

PhD degree in Philosophy restructuring (together with Dr Beth Lord) 

Coordinator of the Students for Students ‘S4S’ mentoring programme (School of DHP) 

Personal tutor

Library representative (Philosophy Department)

 

2013-2014  

Personal tutor

Library representative (Philosophy Department)

 

2012-2013 

Honors student advisor

Undergraduate Open Day and MA Applicant Day coordinator (Philosophy Department)

Library representative (Philosophy Department)

Steering committee (Northern Institute of Philosophy)

 

2011-2012   

Library representative (Philosophy Department)

Steering committee (Northern Institute of Philosophy)

 

2010-2011  

Honors dissertation coordinator

Undergraduate Open Day and MA Applicant Day coordinator (Philosophy Department)

Research Committee (School of Divinity, History and Philosophy)

Steering committee (Northern Institute of Philosophy)

 

2009-2010  

Honors dissertation coordinator

Undergraduate Open Day and MA Applicant Day coordinator (Philosophy Department).

Steering committee (Northern Institute of Philosophy)

Event Organisation

New Perspectives on External World Scepticism (9-10 July 2013). The Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy.

Epistemic Transmission and Interaction Workshop (14-15 October 2010). University of Copenhagen.

Formal Epistemology School (14-18 June 2010). Northern Institute of Philosophy.

AAP2009 (5–10 Jul 2009). Annual Meeting of the Australasian Association for Philosophy. University of Melbourne.

Ontological Commitment Workshop (30 Nov–1 Dec 2007). University of Sydney.

Publications

Publications 

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Working Papers and Discussion Papers

Working Papers

  • Moretti, L. & McCain, K. 'Appearance and Explanation (monograph)'.
  • Moretti, L. 'Inferential seemings and the problem of reflective awareness'.
    [Link] https://philpapers.org/rec/MORISA-12
  • Moretti, L. & Marabini, A. 'Goldman and Siegel on the aims of education'.
  • Moretti, L., Carter, A. & Piazza, T. 'Is there an internalist notion of knowledge?'.
  • Moretti, L. & Piazza, T. 'Mediate proper ground and doxastic justification (invited paper)'.

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