William Roche

Professor
Philosophy
Scharbauer Hall 3015G

w.roche@tcu.edu | 817-257-6370

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Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, The Ohio State University, 2006
M.S., Philosophy, University of Utah, 1998
B.S., Philosophy, University of Utah, 1997

Courses Taught

PHIL 20103 Critical Reasoning
PHIL 30133 Symbolic Logic I
PHIL 30423 Introduction to Epistemology
PHIL 40403 Advanced Issues in Epistemology

NOTE: I've taught other courses but the courses listed below are the ones I teach on a regular basis.

Areas of Focus

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS
Epistemology, Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

ADDITIONAL INTEREST
Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Roche, W. Forthcoming. “The Perils of Parsimony.” Journal of Philosophy.

Roche, W. Forthcoming. “Is Evidence of Evidence Evidence? Screening-Off vs. No-Defeaters.” Episteme.

Roche, W. Forthcoming. “Foundationalism with Infinite Regresses of Probabilistic Support.” Synthese.

Roche, W. and Shogenji, T. 2018. “Information and Inaccuracy.” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 69(2): 577-604.

Roche, W. 2018. “Is There a Place in Bayesian Confirmation Theory for the Reverse Matthew Effect?” Synthese 195(4): 1631-1648.

Roche, W. 2018. “Explanation, Confirmation, and Hempel’s Paradox,” in K. McCain and T Poston (eds.), Best Explanations: New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation. Oxford University Press. pp. 219-251.

Roche, W. 2017. “Confirmation, Increase in Probability, and the Likelihood Ratio Measure: A Reply to Glass and McCartney.” Acta Analytica 32(4): 491-513.

Roche, W. and Sober, E. 2017. “Is Explanatoriness a Guide to Confirmation? A Reply to Climenhaga.” Journal for General Philosophy of Science 48(4): 581-590.

Roche, M. and Roche, W. 2017. “Dretske on Self-Knowledge and Contrastive Focus: How to Understand Dretske’s Theory, and Why It Matters.” Erkenntnis 82(5): 975-992.

Roche, W. 2017. “A Condition for Transitivity in High Probability.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 7(3): 435-444.

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