Professor Stephen Hetherington

Professor

BA (Hons -- Class I) Sydney, BPhil Oxford, MA PhD Pittsburgh, FAHA

School of Humanities & Languages

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Fields: Epistemology, Metaphysics
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Stephen Hetherington is a Professor of Philosophy, in the School of Humanities and Languages. B.A. (Hons -- Class I) (Sydney), B.Phil. (Oxford), M.A., Ph.D. (Pittsburgh). And FAHA. Since the end of 2013, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, one of the world's leading philosophy journals.

His main interests are in epistemology and, to a lesser extent, metaphysics. He has published on many aspects of epistemology, including knowledge-how, meta-epistemology, philosophical knowledge, various forms of scepticism, the Gettier problem and defining knowledge, non-absolute knowledge (grades or degrees of knowledge), induction, a priori knowledge, and fallibilism. His research in metaphysics has been mainly on death, free will, and moral responsibility.

Hetherington has written several books, including Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2001), Self-Knowledge (Broadview Press, 2007), How To Know (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and Knowledge and the Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has edited several others, including Epistemology Futures (Oxford University Press, 2006) and The Gettier Problem (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is also the general editor of the four-volume The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History (Bloomsbury, 2019), one volume of which is Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, co-edited with Markos Valaris.

Publications

    Books

    Book Chapters

    • Hetherington S;Valaris M, 2019, 'Introduction: Theorizing about Theorizing about Knowledge', in Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 1 - 7
    • Hetherington S, 2019, 'Conceiving of Knowledge in Modal Terms?', in Hetherington S; Valaris M (ed.), Knowledge in Contemporary Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 231 - 248
    • Hetherington S, 2018, 'Skepticism and Fallibilism', in Machuca DE; Reed B (ed.), Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 609 - 619
    • Hetherington S, 2017, 'Gettier Cases: Transworld Identity and Counterparts', in Explaining Knowledge: New Essays on the Gettier Problem, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 366 - 383
    • Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Knowledge and Knowledge-Claims: Austin and Beyond', in Tsohatzidis SL (ed.), Interpreting J.L. Austin: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 206 - 222
    • Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Philosophical Greatness: Introducing the Very Idea', in Hetherington SC (ed.), What Makes a Philosopher Great?, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 11
    • Hetherington S;Lai KL, 2015, 'Knowing-how and knowing-to', in The Philosophical Challenge from China, pp. 279 - 302
    • Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Self-Knowledge as an Intellectual and Moral Virtue?', in Mi C; Slote M; Sosa E (ed.), Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy: The Turn Towards Virtue, Routledge, New York, pp. 64 - 76
    • Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Australasian Philosophy', in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, edn. 3rd, Cambridge University press, New York, pp. 71 - 73, http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-general-interest/cambridge-dictionary-philosophy-2nd-edition#contentsTabAnchor
    • Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Epistemology', in Oppy G; Trakakis NN (ed.), History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 379 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6958_14
    • Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Knowledge can be lucky', in Steup M; Turri J; Sosa E (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, edn. 2nd ed., Wiley Blackwell, pp. 164 - 176, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470672099.html
    • Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Self-knowledge', in Kaldis B (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, edn. Original, SAGE Reference, Los Angeles, pp. 856 - 858
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Epistemology's Future Here and Now', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 230 - 239
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Epistemology's Past Here and Now', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology: The Key Thinkers, edn. 1st, Continuum, London, pp. 1 - 28
    • Hetherington SC, 2011, 'Knowledge and knowing: Ability and manifestation', in Tolksdorf S (ed.), Conceptions of knowledge, edn. Original, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 73 - 99
    • Hetherington SC, 2011, 'The Cartesian Dreaming Argument for External-World Skepticism', in Bruce M; Barbone S (ed.), Just The Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Mass., pp. 137 - 141
    • Hetherington SC, 2011, 'The Gettier Problem', in Bernecker S; Pritchard D (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, edn. 1, Routledge, New York, pp. 119 - 130
    • Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Australasian Analytic Philosophy (1960s Onwards)', in Oppy G; Trakakis N (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, edn. 1, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 42 - 47, http://www.publishing.monash.edu/cpanz.html
    • Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Theories of knowledge', in Oppy G; Trakakis N (ed.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, edn. 1, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 551 - 553, http://www.publishing.monash.edu/cpanz.html
    • Hetherington SC, 2007, 'Knowledgeable Inquiry', in Action in Context, edn. 1, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany, pp. 372 - 381
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Introduction: Epistemological Progress', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology Futures, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1 - 9
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Knowledge That Works: A Tale of Two Conceptual Models', in Aspects of Knowing: Epistemological Essays, edn. 1, Elsevier Ltd, The Netherlands, pp. 219 - 240
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Introduction: The Art of Precise Epistemology', in Aspects of Knowing: Epistemological Essays, edn. 1, Elsevier Ltd, The Netherlands, pp. 1 - 13
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'How to Know (That Knowledge-That is Knowledge-How)', in Hetherington S (ed.), Epistemology Futures, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 71 - 94
    • Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Gettier Propblems', in The Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, edn. Original, University of Tennessee, Martin, TN, USA
    • Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Fallibilism', in The Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, edn. Original, University of Tennessee, Martin, TN, USA
    • Hetherington SC, 1991, 'Conceivability and Modal Knowledge', in Horowitz T; Massey G (ed.), Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy, edn. Original, Rowman & Littlefield, Savage, MD, USA, pp. 317 - 325

    Journal articles

    • Hetherington S, 2018, 'Should You Be Afraid? Aloneness Scepticism and Descartes', Think, vol. 17, pp. 15 - 25
    • Hetherington S, 2017, 'Knowledge as Potential for Action', European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy, vol. 9, http://journals.openedition.org/ejpap/1070
    • Hetherington SC, 2017, 'Knowing as Simply Being Correct', Philosophical Analysis, vol. 8, pp. 41 - 53
    • Hetherington SC, 2016, 'Understanding Fallible Warrant and Fallible Knowledge: Three Proposals', Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 97, pp. 270 - 282
    • Hetherington SC, 2015, 'Technological Knowledge-That as Knowledge-How: A Comment.', Philosophy & Technology, vol. 28, pp. 567 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/sl3347-014-0179-2
    • Gascoigne J, 2014, 'Knowledge', ENCOUNTERING THE PACIFIC IN THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT, pp. 418 - 461, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000337238600014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Hetherington SC, 2014, 'Transient Global Amnesia and Kantian Perception', Think, vol. 13, pp. 69 - 72
    • Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Concessive Knowledge-Attributions: Fallibilism and Gradualism', Synthese, vol. 190, pp. 2835 - 2851, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-012-0088-9
    • Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Skeptical Challenges and Knowing Actions', Philosophical Issues, vol. 23, pp. 18 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phis.12002
    • Hetherington SC, 2013, 'Where is the harm in dying prematurely? An Epicurean answer', The Journal of Ethics: an international philosophical review, vol. 17, pp. 79 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10892-012-9135-5
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The Gettier-Illusion: Gettier-Partialism and Infallibilism', Synthese, vol. 188, pp. 217 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-011-9924-6
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The significance of fallibilism within Gettier's challenge: A case study', Philosophia, vol. 40, pp. 539 - 547
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'The Extended Knower', Philosophical Explorations, vol. 15, pp. 207 - 218
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, 'Libraries and Fallible Knowledge', Think, vol. 11, pp. 65 - 72
    • Hetherington SC, 2011, 'Abnormality and Gettier Situations: An Explanatory Proposal', Ratio, vol. 24, pp. 176 - 191
    • Hetherington SC, 2010, 'Elusive Epistemological Justification', Synthese, vol. 174, pp. 315 - 330, http://www.springerlink.com/content/k476r52l106776p5/fulltext.pdf
    • Hetherington SC, 2010, 'The Gettier Non-Problem', Logos & Episteme, vol. 1, pp. 85 - 107, http://www.logos-and-episteme.proiects.ro/?q=archive
    • Hetherington SC, 2009, 'Ginet on A Priori Knowledge: Skills and Grades', Veritas, vol. 54, pp. 32 - 40
    • Hetherington SC, 2009, 'The Cogito: Indubitability Without Knowldge?', Principia, vol. 13, pp. 85 - 91, http://www.cfh.ufsc.br/~principi/olvol131.html
    • Hetherington SC, 2009, 'Sceptical possibilities? No worries', Synthese, vol. 168, pp. 97 - 118
    • Hetherington SC, 2008, 'Knowing-That, Knowing-How, and Knowing Philosophically', Grazer Philosophische Studien, vol. 77, pp. 307 - 324
    • Hetherington SC, 2008, 'Not Actually Hume`s Problem: on induction and knowing-how', Philosophy, vol. 83, pp. 459 - 481
    • Hetherington SC, 2007, 'Is this a world where knowledge has to include justification?', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 75, pp. 41 - 69
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'So-far incompatibilism and the so-far consequence argument', Grazer Philosophische Studien, vol. 73, pp. 163 - 178
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Knowledge`s boundary problem', Synthese, vol. 150, pp. 41 - 56
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, 'Scepticism and ordinary epistemic practice', Philosophia, vol. 34, pp. 303 - 310
    • Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Knowing (How it is) That P: Degrees and Qualities of Knowledge', Veritas, vol. 50, pp. 129 - 152
    • Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Photosinthesis: How Deceptive Images Imperil Knowledge', Think, vol. 10, pp. 99 - 107
    • Hetherington SC, 2005, 'Lucretion Death: Asymmetries and Agency', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 42, pp. 211 - 219
    • Hetherington SC, 2004, 'Shattering a Cartesian Sceptical Dream', Principia, vol. 8, pp. 103 - 117
    • Hetherington SC, 2003, 'Alternate Possibilities and Avoidable Moral Responsibility', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 40, pp. 229 - 239
    • Hetherington SC, 2002, 'Epistemic Responsibility: A Dilemma', Monist, vol. 85, pp. 398 - 414
    • Hetherington SC, 2002, 'Fallibilism and Knowing That One is Not Knowing', Canadian journal of philosophy, vol. 32, pp. 83 - 102
    • Hetherington SC, 2002, 'The Grue Possibility as a Sceptical Possibility?', Philosophia, vol. 29, pp. 253 - 260
    • Hetherington SC, 2001, 'A Fallibilist and Wholly Internalist Solution to the Gettier Problem', Journal of Philosophical Research, vol. 26, pp. 307 - 324
    • Hetherington SC, 2001, 'Deathly Harm', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 39, pp. 349 - 362
    • Hetherington SC, 2001, 'Why there need not be any Grue Problem about inductive inference as such', Philosophy, pp. 127 - 136
    • Hetherington SC, 2000, 'Re: Brains in a Vat', Dialectica, pp. 307 - 311
    • Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Knowing Failably', Journal of Philosophy, pp. 565 - 587
    • Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Epistemic Disaster Averted', Analysis, pp. 194 - 200
    • Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Dispensing With (Men of) Reason', Reason Papers, pp. 57 - 72
    • Hetherington SC, 1999, 'Free Will As a Sceptical Threat to Knowing', Principia, pp. 139 - 154
    • Hetherington SC, 1998, 'The sceptic is absolutely mistaken (as is dretske)', Philosophical Papers, vol. 27, pp. 29 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568649809506574
    • Hetherington SC, 1998, 'Stove's new irrationalism', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 76, pp. 244 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409812348381
    • Hetherington SC, 1998, 'Actually knowing', Philosophical Quarterly, pp. 453 - 469
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, 'Scepticism on scepticism', Philosophia (United States), vol. 25, pp. 323 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02380037
    • Hetherington SC, 1996, 'Foley's evidence and his epistemic reasons', Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 122 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/56.2.122
    • Hetherington SC, 1996, 'Gettieristic scepticism', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 74, pp. 83 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409612347081
    • Hetherington SC, 1994, 'Sceptical insulation and sceptical objectivity', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 72, pp. 411 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409412346231
    • Hetherington SC, 1993, 'Furthering stich’s fragmentation', Analysis (United Kingdom), vol. 53, pp. 40 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/analys/53.1.40
    • Hetherington SC, 1993, 'Scepticism on scepticism', Philosophia, vol. 25, pp. 323 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02380037
    • HETHERINGTON SC, 1992, 'GETTIER AND SKEPTICISM', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol. 70, pp. 277 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00048409212345171
    • HETHERINGTON SC, 1992, 'EPISTEMOLOGY'S PSYCHOLOGICAL TURN', Metaphilosophy, vol. 23, pp. 47 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9973.1992.tb00736.x
    • Hetherington SC, 1992, 'Nozick and sceptical realism', Philosophical Papers, vol. 21, pp. 33 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/05568649209506369
    • HETHERINGTON SC, 1991, 'ON BEING EPISTEMICALLY INTERNAL', PHILOSOPHY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol. 51, pp. 855 - 871, http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2108185
    • Hetherington SC, 1991, 'Kripke and McGinn on Wittgensteinian rule-following', Philosophia, vol. 21, pp. 89 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02381971
    • Hetherington SC, 1990, 'Epistemic Internalism's Dilemma', American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 27, pp. 245 - 251
    • Hetherington SC, 1988, 'More on Possible Objects', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 66, pp. 96 - 100
    • Hetherington SC, 1984, 'Parsons and Possible Objects', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 62, pp. 246 - 254
    • Hetherington SC, 1984, 'A Note on Inherence', Ancient Philosophy, vol. 4, pp. 218 - 223
    • Hetherington SC, 1983, 'Tooley's Theory of Laws of Nature', Canadian journal of philosophy, vol. 13, pp. 101 - 106

    Conference Papers

    • Hetherington S, 2018, 'Knowing as SImply Being Correct', in Zhang B; Tong S; Cao J; Fan C (eds.), A Dialogue between Law and Philosophy: Proceedings of the International Conference on Facts and Evidence, China University of Political Science and Law Press, East China Normal University, Shanghai, pp. 68 - 83, presented at International Conference on Facts and Evidence, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 28 - 29 May 2016

    Other

    • Hetherington SC, 2016, Gettier Problems, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780415249126-P022-2
    • Hetherington SC, 2016, Review note for Peter Unger's book Empty Ideas, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
    • Hetherington SC, 2014, Not an Article, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    • Hetherington SC, 2014, Book Note for 'Scepticism and Perceptual Justification', (ed.) D. Dodd & E. Zardini, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    • Hetherington SC, 2012, Review of Knowledge Ascriptions (eds. J. Brown & M. Gerken)
    • Hetherington SC, 2009, Review of Ideas In Process (by N. Rescher), University of Notre Dame, http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=16986
    • Hetherington SC, 2008, Review of The Metaphysics of Knowledge (by K. Hossack), University of Notre Dame
    • Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Justification without awareness: A defese of epistemic externalism, Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Confusion (by J. Camp), Cornell Univ Sage School Philosophy
    • Hetherington SC, 2007, Review of Moore`s Paradox (eds. M. Green & J. Williams), University of Notre Dame
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, Review of Against Coherence (by Erik Olsson), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 2006, Review of Philosophical Dialectics (by N. Rescher), University of Notre Dame
    • Hetherington SC, 2000, Review of Rethinking Intuition (eds. M. DePaul & W. Ramsey), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 1999, Review of In Defense of Pure Reason (by L. BonJour), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, The foundations of knowledge - McGrew,T, AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION PHILOSOPHY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997YF24800019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, Inductive inference and its natural ground: An essay in naturalistic epistemology - Kornblith,H, AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION PHILOSOPHY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997WQ03600015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, Review note of Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology (ed. by J. Kvanvig), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, Review of The Foundations of Knowledge (by T. McGrew), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 1997, Review of Inductive Inference and its Natural Ground (by H. Kornblith), Oxford Univ Press
    • Hetherington SC, 1990, Review of The Logic of Epistemology and The Epistemology of Logic (by J. & M. Hintikka)

Teaching and Supervision

Logic
Truth and Belief
Contemporary Metaphysics
Contemporary Epistemology

Engagement and Professional contributions

Selected Professional Activities:

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
I am also the editor-in-chief of a book series for Bloomsbury -- Critical Introductions to Contempoary Epistemology.
(For other relevant activities, see above, under Research.)

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