Luca Moretti


I'm a Reader at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen and a (five-year) Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

My current areas of investigation are general epistemology, social epistemology, formal epistemology, philosophical logic and metaphysics.


I graduated with an MLitt in Logic & Metaphysics from St Andrews in 1998 and with a PhD in Philosophy from King's College London in 2003.


After my graduation with a PhD, I had teaching positions at University College London and King's College London. I also did research in formal epistemology at the Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (Germany) and research in metaphysics and philosophical logic at the Centre for Time of the University of Sydney.


My first Lectureship was at La Trobe University (Melbourne), which I left for Aberdeen in 2009. I was a member of the steering committee of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at Aberdeen till March 2013. I have been a Visiting Professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy since August 2014.


Forthcoming and recent publications


Moretti, Luca, Hartl, Peter and Akos Gyarmathy (guest editors) (2020). Special issue of Synthese on “The value of truth”. (Contributors: Andrew D. Chignell, Jeffrey Dunn, Anna-Maria Eder, Filippo Ferrari, Akos Gyarmathy, Peter Hartl, Miriam McCormick, Velislava Mitova, Kate Nolfi, Tommaso Piazza, Duncan Pritchard).

Moretti, Luca and Nikolaj Pedersen (editors) (2020). Non-Evidentialist Epistemology. Contributors: Natalia Ashton, Annalisa Coliva, Kevin McCain, Anne Meylan, Luca Moretti, Sebastiano Moruzzi, Nikolaj Pedersen, Tommaso Piazza and Luca Zanetti. Brill (under contract).

Moretti, Luca (2020). “Problems of Wright’s entitlement theory”. In L. Moretti and N. Pedersen (eds), Non-Evidentialist Epistemology. Brill.

Moretti, Luca (2020). Seemings and Justification: How Appearances Justify Beliefs. SpringerBrief (under contract).
You can download Contents, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4.

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2019). “The many ways of the basing relation”. In A. Carter and P. Bondy (eds), Well Founded Belief: New Essays on the Epistemic Basing Relation. London: Routledge.

Moretti, Luca (2019). “Entitlement, epistemic risk and scepticism“. Episteme (forthcoming).

Georgakakis, Christos and Luca Moretti (2019). "Cognitive penetrability of perception and epistemic justification". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Moretti, Luca (2019). “Inferential seemings and the problem of reflective awareness”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49(2): pp. 253-271.

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (guest editors). Special issue of Synthese on "Defeaters in current epistemology", vol. 195(5) (2018). (Contributors: Carla Bagnoli, Berit Brogaard, Adam Carter, Albert Casullo, Kathrin Gluer-Pagin, Peter Graham, Kevin McCain, Matthew McGrath, Nikolaj Pedersen, Duncan Pritchard and Matthias Steup.)

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2018). "Defeaters in current epistemology: introduction to the special issue”. Synthese 195(7): pp. 2845-2854.

Moretti, Luca (2018). “Phenomenal conservatism and the problem of reflective awareness”. American Philosophical Quarterly 55(3): 267-280.

Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti (2017). “Assessing concept possession as an explicit and social practice”. Journal of Philosophy of Education 51(4): 801-816.

Moretti, Luca and Tomoji Shogenji (2017). "Skepticism and epistemic closure: two Bayesian accounts". International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 7(1): 1-25.

Moretti, Luca (2017). “Ted Poston, Reason and Explanation: A Defense of Explanatory Coherentism. UK: Palgrave Macmillan (2014)”. Philosophical Quarterly 67(266): 204-206.

Moretti, Luca (2016). “Evidence of expert’s evidence is evidence”. Episteme 13(2): 209-218.

Moretti, Luca. (2016). “Tal and Comesaña on evidence of evidence”. The Reasoner  10(5): 38-39.

Moretti, Luca and Tommaso Piazza (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism and Bergmann's dilemma". Erkenntnis 80(6), pp. 2071-2090.


Moretti, Luca (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Analysis 75(2), pp. 296-309.


Moretti, Luca (2015). "Phenomenal conservatism". Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Moretti, Luca (2015). "In defence of dogmatism". Philosophical Studies 172(1), pp. 261-282.

Under review

Marabini, Alessia and Luca Moretti. “Goldman and Siegel on the epistemic aims of education“.

Work in progress

McCain, Kevin and Luca Moretti. Appearance and Explanation (monograph).

Moretti, Luca and Crispin Wright. "Entitlement and epistemic risk".


Philosophy Department, University of Aberdeen
50-52 College Bounds, Aberdeen AB24 3DS
Scotland, UK