William David Rowley

William D. Rowley

Department of Philosophy, University of Rochester

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Rochester, currently working on my dissertation "An Evidentialist Epistemology of Testimony" directed by Richard Feldman.  My areas of specialization are Epistemology and History of Modern Philosophy. My areas of competence include Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Applied Ethics, and Metaphysics. 


  • "Evidence of Evidence and Testimonial Reductionism" (abstract) Episteme, 9, pp 377 - 391, doi:10.1017/epi.2012.25
  • "Pick Your Poison: Beg the Question or Embrace Circularity" (abstract) co-authored with Kevin McCain, forthcoming in the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, published on-line 5/30/13, doi:10.1163/22105700-03021119


  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Current Projects:
    "Faith and Cooperation" for The Nature and Value of Faith Summer Seminar
    “Reidian Reductionism about Testimony” with Trent Dougherty
    “Locke on Testimony”
    “Leibniz on Confused Ideas”