Alvin Goldman

Alvin Goldman is the Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Rutgers University. He has served as the President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and has lectured at over 60 colleges and universities over the course of his career. He earned his B.A. from Columbia University and M.A. from Princeton University.

Professor Goldman is a pioneer of naturalized epistemology and has delved into the realm of social epistemology, especially in it’s relationship to the law (especially evidence), voting and media, among other topics. He explored action theory towards the beginning of his academic career but soon shifted towards epistemology. Goldman has also devoted significant time to showing how research in cognitive science is relevant to philosophy.

Representative Publications

“Social Process Reliabilism: Solving Justification Problems in Collective Epistemology,” forthcoming  in  J. Lackey, ed.,  Essays in Collective Epistemology,  Oxford University Press

“Why Social Epistemology is Real Epistemology,” in A. Haddock, A. Millar, and D. Pritchard, eds., Social Epistemology, Oxford University Press, 2010

“Immediate Justification and Process Reliabilism,”  in Q. Smith, ed., Epistemology: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2008

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