Chair in Epistemology & Eidyn Director
Duncan Pritchard joined the University of Edinburgh in 2007 as the new Chair in Epistemology. Before coming to Edinburgh, he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling. In 2007 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2011 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2013 he delivered the annual Soochow Lectures in Philosophy in Taiwan, which were published by Princeton University Press as Epistemic Angst: Radical Scepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing. His other monographs include Epistemic Luck (Oxford UP, 2005), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (co-authored, Oxford UP, 2010), and Epistemological Disjunctivism (Oxford UP, 2012). Duncan is currently leading several externally funded Eidyn research projects, including two major collaborative and interdisciplinary Templeton-funded projects and also the Edinburgh wing of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network.