• I am an assistant professor in philosophy at UNC-W. Previously, I taught at Rollins College and Duke University. I received my Ph.D. from UNC-CH.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    A New Epistemic Argument for IdealismGoldschmidt and Pearce.  17-33..
    An Idealist Critique of Naturalism.  62:504-526..
    Conceptual Cartography
    Idealism and IllusionsEuropean Journal of Philosophy
    Metaphysical and Conceptual GroundingErkenntnis
    Newman’s Objection and the No Miracles Argument.Erkenntnis.  82:993-1014..
    The Principle of Indifference and Inductive ScepticismBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science.  68:253–272..

    Research Overview

  • Metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, logic
  • Teaching Overview

  • Metaphysics, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, logic, history of analytic philosophy, modern philosophy, ethics, metaethics
  • Full Name

  • Robert H Smithson