Stephen Hetherington

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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.
 

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