Stephen Wright Oxford University
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  • PhD, University of Sheffield, 2014.

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  1. Stephen Wright (2014). Sincerity and Transmission. Ratio 28 (1).
    According to some theories of testimonial knowledge, testimony can allow you, as a knowing speaker, to transmit your knowledge to me. A question in the epistemology of testimony concerns whether or not the acquisition of testimonial knowledge depends on the speaker's testimony being sincere. In this paper, I outline two notions of sincerity and argue that, construed in a certain way, transmission theorists should endorse the claim that the acquisition of testimonial knowledge requires sincerity.
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  2. Stephen Wright (2014). Sosa on Knowledge From Testimony. Analysis 74 (2):249-254.
    Ernest Sosa has recently argued that the knowledge we get from instruments and the knowledge we get from testimony is similar in important ways. Most importantly, the justification that supports it is similar in kind – both instrumental justification and justification from testimony is to be understood in terms of reliability. I argue that Sosa’s theory is problematic. Specifically, I argue that we can take certain attitudes towards people that we cannot coherently take towards instruments. This, I argue, grounds a (...)
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  3. Stephen Wright (2013). Benjamin McMyler: Testimony, Trust, and Authority. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 78 (5):1213-1217.
  4. Stephen Wright (2013). Diego E. Machuca (Ed.), Disagreement and Skepticism. [REVIEW] Mind 122 (488):1157-1160.
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  5. Stephen Wright (2013). Does Klein's Infinitism Offer a Response to Agrippa's Trilemma? Synthese 190 (6):1113-1130.
    The regress of reasons threatens an epistemic agent’s right to claim that any beliefs are justified. In response, Peter Klein’s infinitism argues that an infinite series of supporting reasons of the right type not only is not vicious but can make for epistemic justification. In order to resist the sceptic, infinitism needs to provide reason to think that there is at least one justified belief in the world. Under an infinitist conception this involves showing that at least one belief is (...)
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  6. Stephen Wright (2013). Duncan Pritchard: Epistemological Disjunctivism. [REVIEW] Dialectica 67 (2):252-257.
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  7. Stephen Wright (2010). Trust and Trustworthiness. Philosophia 38 (3):615-627.
    What is it to trust someone? What is it for someone to be trustworthy? These are the two main questions that this paper addresses. There are various situations that can be described as ones of trust, but this paper considers the issue of trust between individuals. In it, I suggest that trust is distinct from reliance or cases where someone asks for something on the expectation that it will be done due to the different attitude taken by the trustor. I (...)
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  8. Stephen Wright (2010). The Leibniz's Law Problem (For Stage Theory). Metaphysica 11 (2):137-151.
    Stage theorists invoke the idea of counterpart relations to make sense of how objects are able to persist despite their claim that an object is identical with a single instantaneous stage. According to stage theorists, an object persists if and only if it has a later counterpart that bears the appropriate counterpart relation of identity to it. Whilst objects can and do persist, stages cannot and do not. This seems to amount to a refutation of Leibniz’s law. Stage theorists think (...)
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  9. S. Wright & Richard Hett (1732). Remarks on a Sermon Preached by the Reverend Mr. Thomas Mole Occasioned by His Insisting on a Foundation of Righteousness Among Men, Independent on, and Previous to, the Will of God. With a Defence of the Author Against Whom the Preface to the Said Sermon is Written. Printed for R. Hett at the Bible and Crown in the Poultry.
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