For personal reasons my commitment to this blog has been on hold for quite a while. I am hopeful that things have becomes sufficiently resolved to allow me to start back up without too many distractions.
To start things off, I am simply going to post some links to updates on my On-line Research page.
I have been working for the last six months or so with John Bengson and Jen Wright on a few papers concerning know-how. At present we conceive of a three-part series of papers defending radical intellectualism (the claim that propositional knowledge is both necessary and sufficient for know-how). Drafts of the first two of those papers are up:
(The concept possession paper will be presented as a symposium paper at the upcoming Pacific APA.)
In addition to this work on know-how, I have also been delving into the issue of epistemic conservatism. I presented a preliminary version of this work recently to the Candadian Society for Epistemology. A significantly revised, but still quite rough, working draft of that paper is now on the website:
This material is related to my earlier work on belief stability and the Gettier Problem, though I now have a rather different understanding of that material. The basic idea behind neo-Platonism is this: the stability of a belief is an independent necessary condition on knowledge. Thus, neo-Platonism rejects the reductivist thesis that belief stability can be reduced to, or otherwise eliminated in favor of, a justification condition.
Finally, a polished and revised version of my paper on functionalism is now available.
That about does it for now.