Alexander S Harper University of Queensland
My main research interests are epistemology and its history. I am especially interested in skepticism, contemporary and historical. My philosophical method is characterised by modesty, which influences my attitudes towards evidence, especially intuitions, and knowledge claims. I cannot understand how a faculty can contribute evidence of a proposition's truth when there is not even a plausible mechanism by which that faculty can access the truth. Historically, I am interested in Greek Skepticism, especially Sextus Empiricus, and am becoming more interested in classical Indian philosophy.