• 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
    2020-12-01 Metaphysical and Conceptual GroundingErkenntnis.  85:1501-1525. 2020-12-01
    2020-01-01 Conceptual CartographyINQUIRY-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Idealism and illusionsEuropean Journal of Philosophy2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Non-Humean Laws and Scientific PracticeErkenntnis..  87:2871–2895. 2020-01-01
    A New Epistemic Argument for IdealismGoldschmidt and Pearce.  17-33..
    An Idealist Critique of Naturalism.  62:504-526..
    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