Luca Moretti

 
 

I am a Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Humanities of the University of Eastern Piedmont, a Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, a member of the Research Group From Perception to Belief and Back Again of the University of Bochum (Germany), and a faculty member of the Doctoral Programme of FINO (North-Western Italian Philosophy Consortium).


My current areas of investigation are general epistemology, philosophy of education and social ontology. In the past I did research in metaphysics and philosophical logic.



Biography


I graduated with an MLitt in Logic & Metaphysics from St Andrews in 1998 and with a PhD in Philosophy from King's College London in 2003.

    

After my PhD I had teaching positions at University College London and King's College London. I also did research in formal epistemology at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (Germany) and research in metaphysics and philosophical logic at the Centre for Time of the University of Sydney.

    

My first Lectureship was at La Trobe University (Melbourne) in 2009. In the same year I left for the University of Aberdeen (UK), where I became a Reader in Philosophy 2015. I moved to the University of Eastern Piedmont with a Full Professorship in Logic and Philosophy of Science in June 2024.

 


Forthcoming and recent publications

      

Moretti, Luca and Alessia Marabini (2024). The Failure of Competence-Based Education and the Demand for Bildung. London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming).


McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti (2024). “Précis of Appearance and Explanation”. Forthcoming in Asian Journal of Philosophy.


McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti (2024). “Replies to Fumerton, Huemer, McAllister, Piazza, Steup and Zhang”. Forthcoming in Asian Journal of Philosophy.


McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti (2024). “Reflective awareness, phenomenal conservatism and phenomenal explanationism”. Forthcoming in Erkenntnis.


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2023). "Epistemologia" ("Epistemology"). In T. Andina and G. Fracchia (eds), Filosofia Contemporanea (Contemporary Philosophy) (pp. 63-99). Roma: Carrocci


McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti (2023). “Phenomenal explanationism and the look of things”. In K. McCain, S. Stapleford and M. Steup (eds), Seemings: New Angles, New Arguments (pp. 217-232). New York: Routledge.


Moretti, Luca and Crispin Wright (2023). "Epistemic Entitlement, Epistemic Risk and Leaching". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 106(3): 566-580.


McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti (2021). Appearance and Explanation: Phenomenal Explanationism in Epistemology. Oxford: OUP.

“In this carefully argued book, McCain and Moretti present an attractive theory with rich resources for tackling not only the problems besetting phenomenal conservatism but epistemology more broadly, from the problem of how immediate justification is possible to the perennial challenge of how to reply to the skeptic. It is a ‘must read’ for anyone working in epistemology.”

                                                   Matthew McGrath, Washington University at St. Louis

         “A compelling and comprehensive account of the nature and epistemic role of
         appearances. Highly recommended.”

                                                                    Declan Smithies, Ohio State University


         See Calb Estep's book review in Review of Metaphysics.


Moretti, Luca and Nikolaj Pedersen (editors) (2021). Non-Evidentialist Epistemology. Contributors: N. Ashton, A. Coliva, J. Kim, K. McCain, A. Meylan, L. Moretti, S. Moruzzi, J. Ohlorst, N. Pedersen, T. Piazza, L. Zanetti. Leiden: Brill.


         See Drew Johnson's book review in International Journal for the Study of Skepticism.


Pedersen, Nikolaj and Luca Moretti (2021). “Non-Evidentialist Epistemology: Introduction and Overview” in L. Moretti and N. Pedersen (eds), Non-Evidentialist epistemology (pp. 1-24). Leiden: Brill.


Moretti, Luca (2021). “Problems for Wright’s entitlement theory. In L. Moretti and N. Pedersen (eds), Non-Evidentialist Epistemology (pp. 121-138). Leiden: Brill.


Moretti, Luca (2021). “Entitlement, epistemic risk and scepticism“. Episteme 18(4): 576-586.


Moretti, Luca, Hartl, Peter and Akos Gyarmathy (2021). “The value of truth: introduction to the topical collection”. Synthese 199(1), pp. 1453-1460.


Moretti, Luca, Hartl, Peter and Akos Gyarmathy (guest editors) (2020). Topical collection of Synthese on “The value of truth”. (Contributors: Joseph Bjelde, Anna-Maria Eder, Filippo Ferrari, Jim Hutchinson, Tihamér Margitay, Miriam McCormick, Kate Nolfi, Tommaso Piazza, Duncan Pritchard, Daniel Weissglass).


Moretti, Luca (2020). Seemings and Epistemic Justification: How Appearances Justify Beliefs. Cham: Springer.
You can download Contents, Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4, Ch 5, Ch 6.


Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti (2020). “Goldman and Siegel on the epistemic aims of education“. Journal of Philosophy of Education 54(3): 492-506.


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2019). “The many ways of the basing relation”. In A. Carter and P. Bondy (eds), Well Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation (Ch. 4). London: Routledge.


Georgakakis, Christos and Luca Moretti (2019). "Cognitive penetrability of perception and epistemic justification". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


Moretti, Luca (2019). “Inferential seemings and the problem of reflective awareness”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49(2): 253-271.


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (guest editors). Special issue of Synthese on "Defeaters in current epistemology", vol. 195(5) (2018). (Contributors: Carla Bagnoli, Berit Brogaard, Adam Carter, Albert Casullo, Kathrin Gluer-Pagin, Peter Graham, Kevin McCain, Matthew McGrath, Nikolaj Pedersen, Duncan Pritchard and Matthias Steup.)


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2018). "Defeaters in current epistemology: introduction to the special issue”. Synthese 195(7): 2845-2854.


Moretti, Luca (2018). “Phenomenal conservatism and the problem of reflective awareness”. American Philosophical Quarterly 55(3): 267-280.


Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti (2017). “Assessing concept possession as an explicit and social practice”. Journal of Philosophy of Education 51(4): 801-816.


Moretti, Luca and Tomoji Shogenji (2017). "Skepticism and epistemic closure: two Bayesian accounts". International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 7(1): 1-25.


Moretti, Luca (2017). “Ted Poston, Reason and Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. UK: Palgrave Macmillan (2014)”. Philosophical Quarterly 67(266): 204-206.


Moretti, Luca (2016). “Evidence of expert’s evidence is evidence”. Episteme 13(2): 209-218.


Moretti, Luca. (2016). “Tal and Comesaña on evidence of evidence”. The Reasoner  10(5): 38-39.


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism and Bergmann's dilemma". Erkenntnis 80(6), pp. 2071-2090.

 

Moretti, Luca (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Analysis 75(2), pp. 296-309.

 

Moretti, Luca (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Oxford Bibliographies Online.


Moretti, Luca (2015). "In defence of dogmatism". Philosophical Studies 172(1), pp. 261-282.


Girard, Patrick and Luca Moretti (2014). "Antirealism and the conditional fallacy: the semantic approach". Journal of Philosophical Logic 43(4), pp. 761-783.

 

Moretti, Luca (2014). "The dogmatist, Moore's proof and transmission failure". Analysis 74(3), pp. 382-389.


Moretti, Luca (2014). "Global scepticism, underdetermination and metaphysical possibility". Erkenntnis 79(2), pp. 381-403.


Moretti, Luca (2014). "Chris Tucker (ed.), Seemings and Justification: New Essays on Dogmatism and Phenomenal Conservatism.  New York: OUP (2013)". Philosophical Quarterly 64(255), pp. 364-366.



Work in progress


Guli, Sandro and Luca Moretti. "Critique of telic power".


Guli, Sandro and Luca Moretti. "Internalism and externalism about social normativity: the Hegelian model".





 

Contact:
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Palazzo Tartara,
Via Galileo Ferraris 109, 13100 Vercelli (TO),
Italy