Stephen  Wright Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Stephen Wright

Lecturer in Philosophy
Trinity College, Oxford

I’m a philosopher based in Oxford. My academic interests range widely including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics. As well as my ongoing work on the epistemology of testimony, I’m working on projects concerning memory, freedom, and divine foreknowledge.

Subjects: Philosophy



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International Journal of Philosophical Studies

Trust in the Normative Domain

Published: Sep 13, 2018 by International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Authors: Stephen Wright

Pessimists about normative testimony think that forming beliefs about normative matters on the basis of trust is different to forming beliefs about non-normative matters in this way. This paper suggests that the best way to explain this difference is in terms of normative testimony not being a source of knowledge in the way that non-normative testimony is.


The Transmission of Knowledge and Justification

Published: Sep 13, 2018 by Synthese
Authors: Stephen Wright

This paper develops an account of transmission in the epistemology of testimony. It then goes on to defend this view against the most prominent counterexamples in the literature.

Philosophical Studies

Circular Testimony

Published: Sep 13, 2018 by Philosophical Studies
Authors: Stephen Wright

This article argues that a certain type of testimonial situation, in which someone features in a testimonial chain as both a speaker and subsequently as a listener, generates a problem for internalist theories of testimony.