BiographyDuncan Pritchard (PhD, St. Andrews) joined the University of Edinburgh's School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences in 2007 as the new Chair in Epistemology. Before coming to Edinburgh, he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. In 2007 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2011 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013 he delivered the annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy in Taiwan, which will be published in 2015 by Princeton University Press as 'Epistemic Angst: Radical Scepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing'. In 2013 these lectures were the topic of the annual Cologne Summer School in Philosophy. Duncan is the Director of Edinburgh's Eidyn research centre (www.eidyn.org).
Duncan's main research area is epistemology, and he has published widely in this field, including the monographs 'Epistemic Luck' (Oxford UP, 2005), 'The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations' (co-authored with Adrian Haddock and Alan Millar, Oxford UP), and 'Epistemological Disjunctivism' (Oxford UP, 2012).
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