Grants and Awards - University of Glasgow

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Martin Smith
Philosophy, 67 Oakfield Ave, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LP
[email protected]
http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/martinsmith/
Areas of Research and Teaching Competence
Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind,
Philosophy of Law
Education and Qualifications
2001 – 2005
PhD in Philosophy at the Australian National University.
Awarded in December 2005.
Thesis title: ‘Justification and Normalcy’
1996 – 2000
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at the University of Western Australia.
Academic Employment
Sep 2008 – present
Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow
Jan 2008 – Sept 2008 Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews
Sep 2006 – Jan 2008 Executive Director of Arché: Philosophical Research Centre for
Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St
Andrews
Jan 2006 – Jun 2006 Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of York
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Honorary Positions
Sep 2009 – Sep 2015 Associate Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy,
University of Aberdeen
Sep 2009 – Sep 2015 Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen
Research Projects
Jan 2016 – Aug 2017 Co-Investigator on the AHRC funded research project The Whole
Truth (PI: Dr Stephan Leuenberger, University of Glasgow, Co-I:
Professor Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh)
Sep 2014 – May 2015 Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded research project
Justification and Probability.
Sep 2008 – Aug 2013 Senior member of the AHRC funded research project Basic
Knowledge.
Grants and Awards
2015
Awarded, along with Dr Stephan Leuenberger, (Philosophy, University
of Glasgow) and Professor Burkhard Schafer, (Law, University of
Edinburgh) an AHRC Research Grant for a project in Metaphysics,
Epistemology and Law entitled The Whole Truth. Value: £186,781
2014
Awarded an AHRC Research Leadership Grant for a project entitled
Justification and Probability. Value: £64, 543
2014
Awarded a grant from the Scots Philosophical Association to support a
workshop on statistical evidence in epistemology and the law. Value:
£800
2010
Awarded grants from the Scots Philosophical Association and the
British Society for the Philosophy of Science to support a workshop on
belief and degrees of belief. Value: £1750
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2009
Awarded grants from the Scots Philosophical Association, the
Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association to support a workshop
on the lottery paradox. Value: £1500
Publications
Book
Forthcoming
Between Probability and Certainty: What Justifies Belief (Oxford:
Oxford University Press)
Edited Volume
2012
Belief and Degrees of Belief, Dialectica special issue v66(3)(with Philip
Ebert).
Papers
Forthcoming
‘The Cost of Treating Knowledge as a Mental State’ in Carter, A.,
Gordon, E. and Jarvis, B. eds. Knowledge First (Oxford: Oxford
University Press)
Forthcoming
‘Full Blooded Entitlement’ in Pedersen, N. and Graham, P. eds.
Epistemic Entitlement (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
Forthcoming
‘Scepticism by a Thousand Cuts’ International Journal for the Study of
Skepticism
2015
‘Evidential Incomparability and the Principle of Indifference’
Erkenntnis v80(3), pp605-616
2014
‘Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence’ Philosophy and
Phenomenological Research v89(2), pp273-295
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2014
‘The Arbitrariness of Belief’ in Zardini, E. and Dodd, D. eds.
Scepticism and Perceptual Justification (Oxford: Oxford University
Press)
2014
‘The Epistemology of Religion’ Analysis v74(1), pp135-147
2013
‘Entitlement and Evidence’ Australasian Journal of Philosophy v91(4),
pp735-753
2013
‘Two Notions of Epistemic Risk’ Erkenntnis v78(5), pp1069-1079
2012
‘Some Thoughts on the JK-Rule’ Noûs v46(4), pp791-802
2012
‘Belief and Degrees of Belief’ Dialectica v66(3), pp305-308 (with
Philip Ebert)
2011
‘God and the External World’ Ratio v24(1), pp65-77
2010
‘A Generalised Lottery Paradox for Infinite Probability Spaces’ British
Journal for the Philosophy of Science v61(4), pp821-831
2010
‘What Else Justification Could Be’ Noûs v44(1), pp10-31 reprinted in
Neta, R. ed. Epistemology (Routledge, 2012)
2009
‘Transmission Failure Explained’ Philosophy and Phenomenological
Research v79(1), pp164-189
2007
‘Ceteris Paribus Conditionals and Comparative Normalcy’ Journal of
Philosophical Logic v36(1), pp97-121
Book Reviews
Forthcoming
Review of Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief and Practice by
Aaron Rizzieri European Journal for Philosophy of Religion
2014
Review of Justification and the Truth Connection by Clayton
Littlejohn, Philosophical Quarterly DOI: 10.1093/pq/pqt046
2013
Review of Quitting Certainties by Michael Titelbaum, Notre Dame
Philosophical Reviews
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Teaching and Supervision
Postgraduate Supervision
2013-present
Second Supervisor for a PhD student. Topic: Plantinga’s Theory of
Warrant
2013-2015
Second Supervisor for a Masters Student. Topic: Science and Religion
2011-2014
Joint first supervisor for a PhD student. Topic: Foreknowledge and
Predestination
2010-2014
Joint first supervisor for a PhD student.
Topic: Counterfactual
Analyses of Causation
2007-2014
Second supervisor for a PhD student. Topic: Religious Pluralism
2007-2011
Second supervisor for a PhD student. Topic: The Epistemology of
Emotional Experience
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
2014-2015
Research Leave, Visiting Lecturer for Masters Epistemology,
University of St Andrews
2013-2014
Sub-Honours Critical Thinking, Junior Honours Epistemology, Senior
Honours Justification and Probability Masters Epistemology
2012-2013
Junior Honours Epistemology, Masters Epistemology, Research Leave
Semester 2
2011-2012
Sub-Honours Russell and Ayer, Junior Honours Epistemology, Senior
Honours Justification and Probability Masters Epistemology,
Masters Metaphysics
2010-2011
Sub-Honours Russell and Ayer, Junior Honours Epistemology, Senior
Honours Justification and Probability Masters Epistemology,
Masters Metaphysics
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2009-2010
Sub-Honours Russell and Ayer, Junior Honours Epistemology, Senior
Honours Justification and Probability Masters Metaphysics
2008-2009
Sub-Honours Russell and Ayer, Junior Honours Epistemology, Senior
Honours Justification and Probability, Masters Metaphysics
2005-2006
Junior Honours Philosophy of Mind, Junior Honours Twin Earth,
Masters Epistemology
Administration/Service
2015 – present
Member of the editorial board of the Philosophical Quarterly
2011 – present
Member of the editorial panel of the journal Thought
2010 – present
Area Editor for the PhilPapers directory of online philosophical books
and articles
2015-2016
Exams Officer
2014-2015
Research Leave, External Examiner at the University of Aberdeen
2013-2014
Director of Postgraduate Studies (Teaching)
2012-2013
Research Leave, Guest Editor for the journal Dialectica
2011-2012
Exams Officer, External Examiner at the University of Aberdeen,
Assessor for the University of Aberdeen Trial REF
2010-2011
Exams Officer
2009-2010
Exams Officer
2006-2008
As Executive Director of the Arché Research Centre I participated in
the preparation of major funding applications to the Arts and
Humanities Research Council for awards totalling over £2 million and
assisted in the daily administration of these and other awards. I was
also responsible for the management of research networks and the
management and mentoring of postdoctoral research fellows.
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Recent Invited Presentations
May 2015
‘On Higher Order Evidence: A Response to Sebastian Becker’
University of Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
Feb 2015
‘Every Belief Has a Right to be True’ Centre for Open Studies Public
Lecture Series
Dec 2014
‘When Does Evidence Suffice for Conviction?’ Workshop on Statistical
Evidence in Epistemology and the Law, University of Glasgow
Nov 2014
‘The Cost of Treating Knowledge as a Mental State’ Knowledge First
Workshop, University of Edinburgh
Sep 2014
‘When Does Evidence Suffice for Conviction?’ Norms of Reasoning
Workshop, University of Bochum
Jun 2014
‘Does Belief Literally Aim at Truth?: A Response to Benedikt Kahmen’
University of Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
Jun 2014
‘Every Belief Has a Right to be True’ Yonsei University, Seoul
Apr 2014
‘When Does Evidence Suffice for Conviction?’ University of
Groningen
Jan 2014
‘Rethinking the Lottery and the Preface’ Research Colloquium,
University of Glasgow
Jul 2013
‘On Lottery Driven Scepticism’ New Perspectives on External World
Scepticism Conference, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy
Jun 2013
‘Consistency and Evidence: A Response to Nick Hughes’ University of
Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
Apr 2013
‘Rethinking the Lottery and the Preface’ Aims and Norms Workshop,
University of Southampton
Nov 2012
‘Justification and Normalcy’ Edinburgh Philosophy Society
Jun 2012
‘Entitlement
and
Evidence’,
European
Conference, University of Modena
Epistemology
Network
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Jun 2012
‘Basic Arithmetical Knowledge: A Response to Crispin Wright’,
Conference on A Priori Knowledge, University of Aberdeen
Apr 2012
‘Justification, Normalcy and Evidential Probability’, Justification,
Normality and Normativity Conference, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Mar 2012
‘Justification, Normalcy and Evidential Probability’, University of
Aberdeen
Feb 2012
‘Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence’, Queen’s
University, Belfast
Jan 2012
‘Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence’, University of
Edinburgh
Oct 2011
‘Some thoughts on the JK-rule’, University of Aberdeen
Jun 2011
‘Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence’, University of
Aberdeen
Mar 2011
‘Evidence From Thought Experiments: A Response to Julia Lankau’,
University of Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference
Dec 2010
‘Can Single Premise Deductive Inferences Amplify Risk?’, University
of Bristol
Oct 2010
‘Entitlement
and
Evidence’,
Formal
Epistemology
Workshop,
University of Copenhagen
Jun 2010
‘Entitlement and Evidence’, Northern Institute of Philosophy Graduate
Conference (Keynote address)
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Conference and Workshop Organisation
Dec 2014
Workshop on statistical evidence in epistemology and the law at the
University of Glasgow (organised jointly with Philip Ebert)
May 2010
Workshop on belief and degrees of belief at the University of Stirling
(organised jointly with Philip Ebert and Peter Milne).
Dec 2009
Workshop on the lottery paradox at the University of Glasgow
(organised jointly with Philip Ebert and Peter Milne).
2006-2008
As Executive Director of the Arché Research Centre I was involved in
the organisation of 12 international conferences and workshops, 36
visits from international scholars and over 240 project research
seminars.
Editing/Refereeing
I am currently an area editor for the PhilPapers directory of online philosophical books
and articles, editing the ‘Transmission of Warrant’ category. I am a member of the
editorial panel of the journal Thought. I have refereed papers for the following journals:
Analysis, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of
Science, Dialectica, Dialogue, Episteme, Erkenntnis, Grazer Philosophische Studien,
International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, International Journal of Philosophical
Studies, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Mind, Noûs, Philosophers’
Imprint, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies,
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Polish Journal of Philosophy, Synthese,
Thought. I have refereed book proposals for Routledge and for Oxford University Press.
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