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Jonathan Matheson

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Academic Appointments              

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of North Florida [2015 – present]
  • Fellow, Florida Blue Center for Ethics, University of North Florida [2016]
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of North Florida [2010 – 2015]
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Saint John Fisher College [2009 – 2010]
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Nazareth College [2006 – 2009]

Education                                        

  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Rochester. Dissertation: Dealing with Disagreement: Uniqueness and Conciliation. Committee: Richard Feldman, Earl Conee, and Edward Wierenga.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Thesis: Belief and Responsibility. Committee: Edward Hinchman, Andrea Westlund, and Luca Ferrero.
  • M.A. Philosophy of Religion, Trinity International University. Thesis: Epistemology and Evidence. Committee: John Fienberg, Paul Fienberg, and Keith Yandell.
  • B.A. Philosophy, History, Taylor University.

Areas of Specialization              

Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion

Books                                           

  1. The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement. (2015) Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social.  Co-Edited with Rico Vitz (equal work). (2014) New York: Oxford University Press.

Articles                                     

(30) “The Common Consent Argument.” In Theistic Proofs. Ed. Colin Ruloff. (forthcoming) Edinburgh University Press.

(29) “Moral Expertise and Moral Deference.” (with Nathan Nobis and Scott McElreath) In Moral Expertise: New Essays from Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. Eds. J. Watson and L. Guidry-Grimes. Springer. (forthcoming)

(28) “Religious Disagreement and Divine Hiddenness.” Philosophia Christi (special issue: Religious Disagreement). (forthcoming).

(27) “Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence.” In Routledge Companion to Evidence. Eds. T. Dougherty and M. Lasonen-Aarnio. (forthcoming).

(26) “Deep Disagreements and Rational Resolution.” TOPOI (special issue: Disagreement: Perspectives from Argumentation Theory and Epistemology). (forthcoming).

(25) “Gritty Faith” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. (forthcoming)

(24) “Skeptical Theism” Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion. (forthcoming).

(23) “Disagreement” (co-authored with Bryan Frances). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2018/entries/disagreement/&gt;.

(22) “Disagreement Skepticism and the Rationality of Religious Belief.” In Ted Poston and Kevin McCain (Eds.) The Mystery of Skepticism. Brill. (forthcoming)

(21) “Conscientiousness and Other Problems: A Reply to Zagzebski.” (with Jensen Alex, Valerie Joly Chock, and Kyle Mallard) Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2018) 7(1): 10-13.

(20) “Reply to Diego Machuca” Syndicate Book Symposium on The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (2017).

(19) “Reply to Amber Carlson” Syndicate Book Symposium on The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (2017).

(18) “Reply to Paul Bogosian” Syndicate Book Symposium on The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (2017).

(17) “Reply to Nathan Ballantyne” Syndicate Book Symposium on The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement (2017).

(16) “Moral Caution and the Epistemology of Disagreement” Journal of Social Philosophy (2016) 47(2): 120-141.

(15) “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief.” In James Collier (Ed.) The Future of Social Epistemology: A Collective Vision. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield (2015) 139-148.

(14) “Disagreement and Epistemic Peers.” Oxford Handbooks Online in Philosophy. (2015). DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935314.013.13

(13) “Are Conciliatory Views of Disagreement Self-Defeating?” Social Epistemology (2015) 29(2): 145-159.

(12) “Is there a Well-Founded Solution to the Generality Problem?” Philosophical Studies (2015) 172(2): 459-468.

(11) “Epistemic Norms and Self-Defeat: A Reply to Littlejohn.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2015) 4(2): 26-32.

(10) “Introduction” (co-authored with Rico Vitz, equal work). In Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz (Eds.) The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social, New York: Oxford University Press, (2014) 1-14.

(9) “Disagreement: Idealized and Everyday.” In Jonathan Matheson and Rico Vitz (Eds.) The Ethics of Belief: Individual and Social, New York: Oxford University Press, (2014) 315-330.

(8) “Skeptical Theism and Phenomenal Conservatism.” In Trent Dougherty and Justin McBrayer (Eds.) Skeptical Theism: New Essays, New York: Oxford University Press, (2014) 3-20.

(7) “A Puzzle about Disagreement and Rationality.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (2014) 3(4): 1-3.

(6) “How Skeptical is the Equal Weight View?” (co-authored with Brandon Carey, equal work) In Diego Machuca (Ed.) Disagreement and Skepticism, New York: Routledge, (2013) 131-49.

(5) “Epistemic Relativism.” In Andrew Cullison (Ed.) Continuum Companion to Epistemology. New York: Continuum (2012) 161-79.

(4) “The Case for Rational Uniqueness.” Logos & Episteme: An International Journal of Epistemology (2011) 2(3): 359-73.

(3) “Epistemological Considerations Concerning Skeptical Theism: A Response to Dougherty.” Faith and Philosophy (2011) 28(3): 323-331.

(2) “Bergmann’s Dilemma: Exit Strategies for Internalists.” (co-authored with Jason Rogers, equal work). Philosophical Studies (2011) 152(1): 55-80

(1) “Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence.” Episteme: A Journal of Social Philosophy (2009) 6(3): 269-279.

Book Reviews                              

  1. Review of L. Zagzebksi, Epistemic Authority: A Theory of Trust, Authority, and Autonomy in Belief (with Jensen Alex, Valerie Joly Chock, and Kyle Mallard) in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 6, no. 9 (2017): 29-34.
  2. of B. Frances, Disagreement, (with Katelyn Hallman) in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, no. 1 (2016): 7-9.
  3. Review of J. Gibbons, The Norm of Belief, in The Philosophical Quarterly (2015). Online access [doi: 10.1093/pq/pqv058].
  4. Review of N. Levy, Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility, in Metapsychology (2014) 18(30).
  5. Review of I. Evans and N. Smith, Knowledge, in Metascience (2013) 22(2): 471-474 online access [dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11016-012-9729-3].
  6. Review of D. Henderson and T. Horgan, The Epistemological Spectrum: At the Interface of Cognitive Science & Conceptual Analysis, in The Review of Metaphysics (2012) 65(4): 875-877.
  7. Review of R. Wedgewood, The Nature of Normativity, in Metapsychology (2012) 16(48).

Presentations                             

(60) “TBD” Disagreement Within Philosophy Workshop. Bonn, Germany. Oct. 10-12, 2018.

(59) “Applying Moral Caution.” Moral Disagreements: Philosophical and Practical Implications Workshop. Rome, Italy. Sept. 7-9, 2018.

(58) “Applying Moral Caution.” Keynote address at the Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference. Jacksonville, FL. April 7, 2018.

(57) “What’s Wrong with Moral Deference?” Presidential Address at the Florida Philosophical Association. Ocala, FL. Nov. 3-4, 2017.

(56) “Deep Disagreements and Rational Resolution.” Southeastern Epistemology Conference, Tallahassee, FL. Oct. 27-28, 2017.

(55) “What’s Wrong with Moral Deference?” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola, FL. Sept. 29-30, 2017.

(54) “Deep Disagreements and Rational Resolution.” Social Epistemology Summer School. Madrid, Spain. Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017.

(53) “Disagreement and the Rationality of Religious Belief.” Keynote Address at the Social Epistemology Summer School. Madrid, Spain. Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017.

(52) “Deep Disagreement & Rational Resolution.” Keynote address, University of Tartu Graduate Conference: The Epistemology of Disagreement. Tartu, Estonia. Mar. 25-26, 2017.

(51) “Disagreement and the Rationality of Religious Belief.” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola Beach, FL. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016.

(50) “The Equal Weight View and the Rationality of Religious Belief.” UNF Metaphysics and Epistemology Workshop. Jacksonville, FL. Sept. 10, 2016.

(49) “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief.” Workshop on the Epistemology of Disagreement, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. Nov. 19-20, 2015.

(48) “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief.” Florida Philosophical Association. Flagler College. Nov. 7-8, 2015.

(47) “Moral Caution & Disagreement: A Case for Vegetarianism” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola, FL. Oct. 2-3, 2015.

(46) “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief.” Deep Disagreements Workshop in conjunction with the German Society for Analytic Philosophy. Osnabrück, Germany. September 18, 2015.

(45) “Higher-Order Evidence and Defeat.” Defeaters, Higher-Order Evidence, and the Limits of Defeat. University of Cologne. June 12, 2015.

(44) “Evaluating Some Consequences of Religious Disagreement.” Canadian Philosophical Association, symposium on the epistemology of religious disagreement. Ottawa, ON. June 3, 2015.

(43) “Evaluating Some Consequences of Religious Disagreement.” Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Regional Meeting. Mobile, AL. March 20-22, 2015.

(42) “Moral Caution and Disagreement: An Epistemic Principle for Applied Ethics.” Florida Philosophical Association, Tampa Bay, FL. November 14-15, 2014.

(41) “Disagreement and the Ethics of Belief.” Special Guest Lecture, 8th Biennial Rochester Graduate Epistemology Conference. Rochester, NY. October 24-25, 2014.

(40) “Moral Caution and Disagreement: An Epistemic Principle for Applied Ethics.” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Jacksonville, FL. February 27 – March 2, 2014.

(39) “Can Reasonable People Disagree?” Jacksonville Philosophy Slam. Jacksonville, FL. November 19, 2013.

(38) “First-Order Evidence, Higher-Order Evidence, and the Epistemology of Disagreement.” Florida Philosophical Association. DeLand, FL. November 15-16, 2013.

(37) “Defending Deference to the Experts.” Southeastern Epistemology Conference. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. October 25-26, 2013.

(36) “A Defense of the Principle of Inferential Justification.” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola, FL. October 11-12, 2013.

(35) “A Defense of the Principle of Inferential Justification.” Central States Philosophical Association. Tulsa, OK. October 4-5, 2013.

(34) “Skeptical Theism and Phenomenal Conservatism.” Department of Philosophy, University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL. January 25, 2013.

(33) “Is There a Well-Founded Solution to the Generality Problem?” Eastern Division American Philosophical Association. Atlanta, GA. December 27-30, 2012.

(32) “Epistemic Relativism, Circularity, and the Significance of Disagreement.” Department of Philosophy. Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. November 16, 2012.

(31) “Is the Generality Problem Everyone’s Problem?” Florida Philosophical Association. Orlando, FL. November 2-3, 2012.

(30) “Reliabilism, Evidentialism, and the Generality Problem.” Southeastern Epistemology Conference. Jacksonville, FL. October 26-27, 2012.

(29) “Is the Generality Problem Everyone’s Problem?” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola, FL. October 5-6, 2012.

(28) “Is There a Well-Founded Solution to the Generality Problem?” Central States Philosophical Association. Columbia, MO. September 21-22, 2012.

(27) “The Equal Weight View, Religious Disagreement, and Skepticism.” Killeen Chair Religious Disagreement Conference. St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI. April 14, 2012.

(26) “The Justification of Fundamental Epistemic Principles.” Florida Philosophical Association. Fort Lauderdale, FL. November 5, 2011.

(25) “The Justification of Fundamental Epistemic Principles.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association. Lethbridge, AB. October 21-23, 2011.

(24) “White on Epistemic Permissiveness.” Alabama Philosophical Society. Pensacola, FL. September 23-24, 2011.

(23) “Rational Disagreement.” (with Ted Locke) Jacksonville Public Philosophy Workshop. Jacksonville, FL. August 27, 2011.

(22) “Disagreement: Idealized and Everyday.” Omaha Epistemology Workshop on Epistemic Disagreement. University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE. May 11-14, 2011.

(21) “Reflections On Lackey’s ‘What Should We Do When We Disagree?’” Omaha Epistemology Workshop on Epistemic Disagreement. University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE. May 11-14, 2011.

(20) “Equal Weight Views and the Evidential Impact of Peer Opinions.” Pacific Division American Philosophical Association. San Diego, CA. April 20-23, 2011.

(19) “The Justification of Fundamental Epistemic Principles.” Georgia Philosophical Society. Atlanta, GA. April 9, 2011.

(18) “Are Conciliatory Views of Disagreement Self-Defeating?” Annual Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 17-19, 2010.

(17) “Equal Weight Views and Higher-Order Evidence.” 1st Annual Northwestern/Notre Dame Epistemology Conference. Evanston, IL. April 16, 2010.

(16) “The Epistemology of Moral Responsibility.” Central Division American Philosophical Association. Chicago, IL. February 17-20, 2010.

(15) “Self-Trust, Skepticism, and Peer Disagreement.” 5th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference. San Antonio, TX. February 4-6, 2010.

(14) “Common Sense Epistemology and Skeptical Theism.” Western Conference of the Society of Christian Philosophers. Durango, CO. October 22-24, 2009.

(13) “Looking for a Discount: When to Make Conciliation” Knowledge, Belief, and Normativity Conference on Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement. Amsterdam, Netherlands. August 18-20, 2009.

(12) “Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence.” 6th Annual Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology Conference. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. June 26, 2009.

(11) “Are Conciliatory Views of Disagreement Self-Defeating?” The Harvard – MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference. Cambridge, MA. April 16, 2009.  

(10) “Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence.” Pacific Division American Philosophical Association. Vancouver, BC. April 8-12, 2009.

(9) “Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence.” The Arché/Center for the Study of Mind in Nature Graduate Conference. Oslo, Norway. November 15, 2008.

(8) “Counting the Consequences: Examining the Impersonal Standpoint of Consequentialism.” Western Canadian Philosophical Association, 45th Annual Meeting. Edmonton, AB. October 25, 2008.

(7) “Skeptical Theism and Having Evidence.” Evangelical Philosophical Society at the Central APA. Chicago, IL. April 17, 2008.

(6) “Fragile Events and the Causal Relation.” Pacific Division American Philosophical Association. Pasadena, CA. March 23, 2008.

(5) “Supererogation and Consequentialism.” Nazareth College, Department of Philosophy. Rochester, NY. March 12, 2008.

(4) “Blameworthy, yet Epistemically Justified.” The Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference in Epistemology at the University of Miami. Miami, FL. January 11, 2008.

(3) “Fragile Events and the Causal Relation.” The University of Calgary Department of Philosophy Graduate Conference. Calgary, AB. September 28, 2007.

(2) “Belief and Responsibility.” Society of Student Philosophers Conference, at Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI. October 1, 2005.

(1) “Examining the Role of Evidence in Alvin Plantinga’s Epistemology of Proper Functioning.” Society of Student Philosophers Conference, at Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. October 17, 2004.

Professional Service                  

  • Epistemology Area Editor, the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012-present)
  • Vice-President Florida Philosophical Association (2016-present)
  • Editor Academia.edu (2015-present)
  • Co-Organizer (with Paul Carelli) of the 2014-2015 Northeast Florida Student Philosophy ConferenceKeynote: Jaime Ahlberg
  • Organizer of the 2013-2014 Northeast Florida Student Philosophy ConferenceKeynote: Mitch Haney
  • Organizer of the 2012-2013 Northeast Florida Student Philosophy ConferenceKeynotes: William FitzPatrick, Sarah McGrath
  • Organizer of the 2012 Southeastern Epistemology Conference, October 26-27, 2012. Participants include: John Altschul, Michael Bishop, Elijah Chudnoff, Jack Lyons, Kevin McCain, Ted Poston, Chase Wren, and Sarah Wright.
  • Co-Organizer (with Rico Vitz) of the UNF A. David Kline Public Philosophy Symposium on the Ethics of Belief, Oct. 13-15, 2011. Participants include: Heather Battaly, EJ Coffman, Catherine Elgin, Richard Feldman, Sandy Goldberg, Alvin Goldman, Heidi Grasswick, Tom Kelly, Ted Poston, and Sarah Wright.
  • Referee – American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Broadview Press, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Canadian Philosophical Association, Dialectica, Episteme, Erkenntnis, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Faith and Philosophy, Grazer Philosophische Studien, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Philosophical Research, Mind, Noûs, Oxford University Press, Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophia, Philosophical Papers, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Ratio, Res Philosophica, Routledge, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Teorema, Theoria, TOPOI: An International Review of Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • UNF Philosophy Club Faculty Member [2011 – present]
  • UNF Ethics Bowl Team Coach [2011 – present]
    • 2013 – placed 14th in the nation
    • 2014 – national semi-finalist
    • 2016 – placed 25th in the nation
  • UNF Philosophy Department Curriculum & Assessment Committee (Chair 2014-2015) [2014 – present]
  • UNF COAS General Education Task Force [2014 – present]
  • UNF Philosophy Department Library Liaison [2010 – 2013]

 

Honors and Awards                   

Summer Teaching Innovation Institute Grant                                      [2017]

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (Nominee)         [2016-2017]

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (Winner)            [2015-2016]

UNF Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (Nominee)                   [2015-2016]

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (Nominee)         [2014-2015]

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (Nominee)         [2013-2014]

UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (Nominee)         [2012-2013]

UNF Mentor of the Year Award (Nominee)                                      [2017-2018]

UNF Mentor of the Year Award (Nominee)                                      [2014-2015]

UNF Mentor of the Year Award (Nominee)                                      [2012-2013]

UNF Mentor of the Year Award (Nominee)                                      [2011-2012]

Safe Space Certified – UNF LGBT Center                                          [2014]

UNF Certified Online Instructor and Course Developer                [2013]

 

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