Luca Moretti


I'm a Reader at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen, a (five-year) Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, and a Visiting Fellow at the Eidyn Centre of the University of Edinburgh.

My current areas of investigation are epistemology, formal epistemology, philosophical logic and metaphysics.


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 graduation with a 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), which I left for Aberdeen in 2009. I was a member of the steering committee of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at Aberdeen till March 2013. I have been a Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy since August 2014.


Forthcoming and recent publications


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


Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2017). "Epistemic defeat: the current state of debate". Forthcoming in Synthese.

Moretti, Luca (2017). “Phenomenal conservatism and the problem of reflective awareness”. Forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly.

Moretti, Luca (2016). “Ted Poston, Reason and Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. UK: Palgrave Macmillan (2014)”. Forthcoming in Philosophical Quarterly.

Moretti, Luca (2016). "Problems of Wright's entitlement theory". Forthcoming in P. Graham and N. Pedersen (eds.), Epistemic Entitlement. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Moretti, Luca and Tomoji Shogenji (2016). "Skepticism and epistemic closure: two Bayesian accounts". Forthcoming in International Journal for the Study of Skepticism.

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.

Work in progress

Moretti, Luca. “Liberals and conservatives in epistemology” (monograph).

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza. “Mediate proper ground and doxastic justification” (invited paper).

Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti. “Boghossian’s template and transmission failure”.

Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti. “Epistemic analyticity and factual truth” (monograph).



Philosophy Department, University of Aberdeen
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Scotland, UK