Luca Moretti


I'm a Reader at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen and a (five-year) Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. 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 (editors) (2017). Special issue of Synthese on "Defeaters in current epistemology". (Contributors: Carla Bagnoli, Berit Brogaard, Albert Casullo, Kathrin Gluer-Pagin, Peter Graham, Clayton Littlejohn, Kevin McCain, Matthew McGrath, Nikolaj Pedersen, 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 (2016). “T. Poston, Reason and Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. UK: Palgrave Macmillan (2014)”. Forthcoming in The 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”.  Forthcoming in Episteme.

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism and Bergmann's dilemma". Forthcoming in Erkenntnis. 


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. 


Papers under review

Moretti, Luca. “Phenomenal conservatism and the problem of reflective awareness”.

Work in progress

Moretti, Luca. “Dogmatism and phenomenal conservatism in epistemology of perception” (monograph).



Philosophy Department, University of Aberdeen
Old Brewery, High Street
Aberdeen AB24 3UB
Scotland, UK