Peter D. Klein
|B.A., Earlham College; Ph.D., Yale University|
|Research and Professional Activities|
|My current research focuses on the various theories of justification -- foundationalism, coherentism and infinitism. The latter view, namely that the structure of justificatory reasons is infinite and non-repeating, has never been carefully investigated primarily because it was thought that there are obvious, sound objections to it. I do not think those objections are sound. Further, I think there are some unanswerable objections to foundationalism and coherentism. The task is to uncover the advantages and drawbacks of infinitism.|
“Human Knowledge and the Infinite Progress of Reasoning,” Philosophical Studies, 134. 1, 2007, 1-17.
Translated and reprinted: “El conocimiento humano y el progreso infinito del razonamiento.” Signos Filosoficos, 10.19, 2008, 175-204.
“Useful False Beliefs,” Epistemology: New Essays, Quentin Smith (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2008, 25-61.
“Self-Profile,” Blackwell Companion to Epistemology, second edition, Mathias Steup (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 156-163.
“Infinitism,” Routledge Companion to Epistemology, Sven Bernecker (ed), Routledge, 2011, 245-56,