Philosophy
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Department Chair:
Dorit Ganson

Administrative Assistant:
Karen Barnes

Department Email:


Phone: 440 775 8390
Fax: 440 775 8084

Location:
King Buiding 105
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Dorit Ganson

Dorit Ganson

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
King Building 120B
(440) 775-6397

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Dorit Ganson

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1989
  • Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1994
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1999


 

Dorit Ganson has published work in Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, and is
particularly interested in the role of practical interests in epistemic evaluation, the relation
between degree of belief and outright belief, and Bayesian epistemology.

Select publications:

“Epistemic and Pragmatic Principles for an Uncertain World,” ProtoSociology, 2011

“Evidentialism and Pragmatic Constraints on Outright Belief,” Philosophical Studies 139: 441-
458, 2008

“Van Fraassen’s Dutch Book Argument against Explanationism,” in Topics in Contemporary
Philosophy, Vol. 4: Explanation and Causation, MIT Press, 2007

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism, Garland Press, 2001

 

Dorit Ganson has published work in Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science, and is particularly interested in the role of practical interests in epistemic evaluation, the relation between degree of belief and outright belief, and Bayesian epistemology.

Select publications:
“Epistemic and Pragmatic Principles for an Uncertain World,” ProtoSociology, 2011
“Evidentialism and Pragmatic Constraints on Outright Belief,” Philosophical Studies 139: 441-458, 2008
“Van Fraassen’s Dutch Book Argument against Explanationism,” in Topics in ContemporaryPhilosophy, Vol. 4: Explanation and Causation, MIT Press, 2007
The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism, Garland Press, 2001

E-mail: dorit.ganson@oberlin.edu