Ted L. Poston
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Ted L. Poston

Research Interests

  • Epistemology
  • Formal Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Game Theory
  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Religion


I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Alabama. My primary areas of research are epistemology and philosophy of science.  Much of my work has centered around traditional issues in epistemology: the regress argument, the Sellarsian dilemma, internalism, and coherentism. My book Reason and Explanation develops an explanatory coherentist account of justification and reasons.  My current research focuses on the epistemology of explanation.  



Poston, T and J. Adam Carter. 2017.  A Critical Introduction to Knowledge How. Bloomsbury. 

Poston, T. 2014. Reason & Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. Palgrave.

Edited Collections

Poston, T & K. McCain, eds. 2018. Best Explanations: New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation. Oxford University Press.

Poston, T & K. McCain, eds. 2018. The Mystery of Skepticism. Brill.

Poston, T. (2012) New Perspectives on Coherentism. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50:1. Guest editor

Select Papers

Poston, T. (2016) 'Know how to transmit knowledge' Nous.

Poston, T. (2016) 'Acquaintance and Skepticism about the past.' in Traditional Epistemic Internalism Oxford. eds. Michael Bergmann and Brett Coppenger.

Poston, T. and Kevin McCain. (2014) "Why explanatoriness is evidentially relevant." Thought 3:2, 145-153.

Poston, T. (2014) "Skeptical Theism within Reason." in Skeptical Theism: New Essays Oxford. eds. Trent Dougherty and Justin McBrayer.

Poston, T. (2014) "Finite Reasons without Foundations" Metaphilosophy: Special Issues on the Regress Problem 45:2, 182-191.

Poston, T. (2014) "Direct Phenomenal Beliefs, Cognitive Significance, and the Specious Present" Philosophical Studies 168: 483-489.

Poston, T. (2014) "Social Evil." Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 5: 209-233. *Winning essay for the younger scholars prize in philosophical theology.

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  • PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 120 Critical Thinking
  • PHL 121 Introduction to Logic
  • PHL 321 Symbolic Logic
  • PHL 333 Biomedical Ethics
  • PHL 351 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHL 361 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHL 367 Philosophy of Science
  • PHL 390 Philosophy of Math
  • PHL 441 Epistemology
  • MA / PHL 467 Mathematical Logic
  • PHL 490 Philosophy & World Religions (honors
  • PHL 490 Game Theory (honors)
  • PHL 490 Epistemology: Special Topics – Knowledge, Mind, and Nature