Trent Dougherty

Associate Professor
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My main research interest is the normativity of rationality, especially the relationship between conceptions of epistemic rationality and pragmatic rationality. This encompasses topics ranging from virtue epistemology to bayesian epistemology, especially the conceptual foundations. The project is pursued along with parallel investigations into the semantics of probability and with an eye toward considering the rationality of religious and scientific beliefs.

My favorite activities-simpliciter-are doing anything outside-hiking, camping, climbing, biking, skiing, kayaking-with my wife, Sarah, and four kids: Fiona, Chesney, John Paul, and Sam. I regularly compete in triathlons, but like mountain biking the best right now.

Sample Publications:

The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy for All Creatures Great and Small, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

New Essays in Skeptical Theism, Ed. Trent Dougherty and Justin P. McBrayer, Oxford University Press, 2014.

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