Matthew A. Benton Seattle Pacific University
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I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. Prior to that I held postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Oxford. I write mostly in epistemology (lately, on knowledge, 'knowledge-first' epistemology, defeat, probability and evidence, fallibilism, pragmatic encroachment); I also work on some allied areas in philosophy of language (on assertion and other speech acts, contextualism, testimony, etc.); and in philosophy of religion (epistemology of religion broadly construed, and the problem of evil).