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Dr. Rodrigo Borges

Dr. Rodrigo Borges

Currently Teaching

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Theory of Knowledge

Office Hours (Fall)

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30am – 11:30am

Areas of Specialization

  • Epistemology

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Office: 314 Griffin-Floyd
Dr. Borges is Lecturer in Philosophy. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Rutgers University. He works mainly in epistemology, but also has interests in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and in the history of philosophy (especially Plato and Descartes). Dr. Borges is currently pursuing the research project Knowledge and Reasoning. The goal is to produce new insights into the role of knowledge in theoretical reasoning. The project is ambitious and it involves traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and psychology.

Recent Activities

  • "Knowledge from Knowledge", American Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Special issue of Synthese on "Knowledge and Justification: New Perspectives", work in progress.
  • "Gettier and Externalism" in The Gettier Problem, Stephen Hetherington (ed.), Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

Edited Volumes



  • "Knowledge: A Lifetime Commitment."
    • East Carolina University, 2018.
    • Workshop on Probability, Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil, 2017.
  • "Y.O.K.O." East Carolina University, public lecture, 2018.
  • "Knowledge, Despite Evidence to the Contrary." Epistemology Colloquium, Pontifical Catholic University, 2017.
  • "Knowledge and Certainty." Philosophy Club, East Carolina University, 2017.
  • "A Knowledge First Account of Defeasible Reasoning." Meeting of the National Association of Graduate Programs in Philosophy, 2016.
  • "The Knowledge Norm of Inference." Academic Week of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Pontifical Catholic University, 2016.
  • "Defeating Objections to Group Knowledge." Penn-Rutgers-Princeton Social Epistemology Conference, New Brunswick, 2016.
  • "Knowledge from Knowledge."
    • Florida Philosophical Association, Tampa, FL, 2014.
    • Indiana Philosophical Association, Lafayette, IN, 2014.
    • Graduate Epistemology Conference, Univ Rochester, 2014.
  • Remarks on Brendan Murday's "On Klein's Argument for Infinitism", Central States Philosophical Association, Evanston, IL, 2014.
  • "Inferential Knowledge and the Gettier Problem." Epistemology reading group, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 2013.
  • "Selfless Assertions and Moore's Paradox." Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, 2012.