Matthew McGrath

Matt McGrath

​Professor of Philosophy
PhD, Brown University
research interests:
  • Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Perception
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    Matthew McGrath, PhD, joins the Department of Philosophy as a professor. One of McGrath’s continuing research interests is in the relationship between epistemic notions – notions of knowledge and rational belief – and practical notions – notions of action, preference, intention. Another abiding interest is in the nature of appearances and how they afford us knowledge of reality. With Jeremy Fantl, he is the coauthor of Knowledge in an Uncertain World (Oxford University Press). Prior to coming to WashU, McGrath was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is thrilled to join the vibrant philosophical and intellectual scene at WashU.