Joel Pust
professor of philosophy @ the university of delaware

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Spring 2024
    PHIL 320: Theory of Knowledge

Fall 2024

Courses Taught:
    Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 102)
    Philosophies of Life (PHIL 100)
    Contemporary Moral Problems (PHIL 202)
    Theory of Knowledge (PHIL 320)
    Philosophy of Mind (PHIL 330)
    Senior Seminar: A Priori Justification (PHIL 465)
    Senior Seminar: Skepticism (PHIL 465)
    Senior Seminar: Intuitions in Philosophy (PHIL 465)
Senior Seminar: Time, Self, and Evidence (PHIL 465)
    Senior Seminar: Debunking and Disagreement (PHIL 465)


Current Research

a priori justification, intuitions in philosophical inquiry, confirmation theory and indexical credence, metaphilosophy



"No Double-Halfer Embarassment: Reply to Titelbaum."  (2023).  Analytic Philosophy 64: 346-354.

"Dutch Books and Logical Form."  (2021).  Philosophy of Science 88: 961-970.

"A Conflict Between Indexical Credal Transparency and Relevance Confirmation."  (2021).  Philosophy of Science 88: 385-397.

"Philosophical Appeals to Intuition."  (2017).  In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

"Intuition."  (2017/2012).  In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, E. Zalta (ed.).

"Empirical Evidence for Rationalism?"  (2014).  In Intuitions, D. Rowbottom & A. Booth (eds.).  New York: Oxford University Press. 

"Beauty and Generalized Conditionalization: Reply to Horgan and Mahtani."  (2014).  Erkenntnis 79: 687-700.

"Critical Notice of Hilary Kornblith's On Reflection."  (2014).  Episteme 11: 53-61.

"Skepticism, Reason and Reidianism."  (2013).  In The A Priori in Philosophy, A. Casullo & J. Thurow (eds.).  New York: Oxford University Press.

"Sleeping Beauty, Evidential Support and Indexical Knowledge: Reply to Horgan."  (2013).  Synthese 190: 1489-1501.

"Conditionalization and Essentially Indexical Credence."  (2012).  Journal of Philosophy 109: 295-315.

Video of talk at the 2010 Formal Epistemology Workshop

"Sleeping Beauty and Direct Inference."  (2011).  Analysis 71: 290-293.

"Diachronic Dutch Books and Sleeping Beauty."  (2008).  Synthese 164: 281-287[with Kaila Draper]

"Horgan on Sleeping Beauty."  (2008).  Synthese 160: 91-101.

"Cartesian Knowledge and Confirmation."  (2007).  Journal of Philosophy 104: 269-289.

"Probabilistic Arguments for Multiple Universes." (2007).   Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88: 288-307.  [with Kaila Draper & Paul Draper]

"Natural Selection and the Traits of Individual Organisms."  (2004).  Biology and Philosophy 19: 765-779.

"On Explaining Knowledge of Necessity."  (2004).   Dialectica 58: 71-87.

"Kitcher on Tradition-Independent A Priori Warrant."  (2002).  The Philosophical Quarterly 52: 373-376.

"Against Explanationist Skepticism Regarding Philosophical Intuitions."  (2001).  Philosophical Studies 106: 227-258.

Reprinted in The Philosopher's Annual 24 (2003).

"Natural Selection Explanation and Origin Essentialism."  (2001).   Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31: 201-220.

"Warrant and Analysis."  (2000).   Analysis 60: 51-57.

"External Accounts of Folk Psychology, Eliminativism and The Simulation Theory."  (1999).   Mind and Language 14: 113-130.

"Philosophical Theory and Intuitional Evidence."  (1998).  In Rethinking Intuition, W. Ramsey & M. DePaul (eds.).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.  [with Alvin Goldman]

Reprinted in Alvin Goldman's Pathways to Knowledge.  (2002).  New York: Oxford University Press.

"Induction, Focused Sampling and The Law of Small Numbers."  (1996).  Synthese 108: 89-104.

"Defusing the Combinatorial Explosion."  (1995).  Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18: 392-393.


Intuitions as Evidence.  (2000).   New York: Routledge.


"A Priori Justification."  (2005).  Mind 114: 124-128.  [Review of Albert Casullo's A Priori Justification.  (2004).  New York: Oxford University Press.]


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