J. A. (Joshua) Smart

My primary research is on structural epistemic rationality— what it makes sense for you to believe given your epistemic perspective. In addition to Epistemology, I also work in Meta-philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and dabble in a few other areas as well.

I've taught in Applied Ethics extensively, as well as a variety of courses from introductory to graduate-level. I have a keen interest in the science of learning, and work to integrate best practices from the literature into my teaching.

In 2014 I started VDG, a free service for PhD candidates in philosophy. It connects students from around the world to get low-stakes peer feedback on work from their dissertations. We've had students from 34 countries and every continent with a PhD program.