Matthew Lockard

Associate Professor Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies


Office Location

Hyer Hall 211D




Ph.D., University California, Los Angeles

curriculum vitae


My current research focuses on various issues in epistemology and philosophy of mind, including the nature of epistemic normativity, the individuation of perceptual states, and the role of inference in justifying belief. I also have interests in ethics, philosophy of language, history of modern philosophy, and history of early analytic philosophy.

Publications (Selected)

"Closure Provides No Relief from the Problem of Easy Knowledge," Erkenntnis (forthcoming). Prepublished online May 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10670-013-9492-x.

"Implication and Reasoning in Mental State Attribution: Comments on Jane Heal's Theory of Co-Cognition," Philosophical Psychology (forthcoming). Prepublished online 22 January 2013, DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2012.730040.

"Epistemic Instrumentalism," Synthese 190 (2013): 1701-118.

Courses Taught

PHIL 3312: Introduction to Philosophy of Language
PHIL 3301: Intermediate Logic
PHIL 1305: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1301: Elementary Logic

Matthew Lockard