Jim Pryor

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Jim Pryor is currently at New York University, where he has been a Professor since 2013. Before that he was an Associate Professor at Princeton University and before that an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. He will be joining our department in July of 2020.

Much of Pryor’s work is on the epistemology of perception, the nature and scope of introspective awareness, issues about de re thoughts, questions about so called wide content, and the possibility of fallible a priori knowledge.


“Merits of Incoherence”
With commentary by Ori Beck, Anil Gupta, Adrian Haddock, Declan Smithies, and my replies
In Analytic Philosophy 59 (2018), together with other contributions to the October 2016 Pittsburgh Conference on Perceptual Experience and Empirical Reason 

“De Jure Codesignation”
In A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, 2nd edition, edited by Bob Hale, Alex Miller, and Crispin Wright (Blackwell, 2017) 

“Mental Graphs”
In Review of Philosophy and Psychology 7 (2016), special volume edited by François Recanati and Michael Murez 

“Problems for Credulism”
In Seemings and Justification: New Essays on Dogmatism and Phenomenal Conservatism, edited by Chris Tucker (OUP, 2013) 

“When Warrant Transmits”
In Wittgenstein, Epistemology and Mind: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright, edited by Annalisa Coliva (OUP, 2012) 

“What’s Wrong with McKinsey-style Reasoning?”
In Internalism and Externalism in Semantics and Epistemology, edited by Sanford Goldberg (OUP, 2007) 

“Reasons and That-Clauses”
In Philosophical Issues 17 (2007) 

“Hyper-Reliability and Apriority”
In Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106 (2006)
See also “More on Hyper-Reliability and Apriority” at http://www.jimpryor.net/research/papers/More-Hyper.pdf 

“Bad Intensions” (co-authored with Alex Byrne)
In The Two-Dimensional Framework, edited by Manuel García-Carpintero and Josep Macià (OUP, 2006) 

“What’s So Bad about Living in the Matrix?”
Published online in 2003 at whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com (site now inactive, text available at http://www.jimpryor.net/research/papers/matrix/plain.html)
Also in Philosophers Explore the Matrix, edited by Christopher Grau (OUP, 2005) 

“There Is Immediate Justification”
In Contemporary Debates in Epistemology, edited by Matthias Steup and Ernest Sosa (Blackwell, 2005)
Reprinted in 2nd edition (2013), edited by Matthias Steup, John Turri, and Ernest Sosa, with a further exchange with Juan Comesaña 

“What’s Wrong with Moore’s Argument?”
In Philosophical Issues 14 (2004) 

Comments on Sosa’s “Relevant Alternatives, Contextualism Included” 

In Philosophical Studies 119 (2004) “Highlights of Recent Epistemology” 

In British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2001) 

“The Skeptic and the Dogmatist”
In Nous 34 (2000)
Reprinted in The Philosopher’s Annual 23 (2001) 

“Immunity to Error through Misidentification” In Philosophical Topics 26 (1999)

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