- Formal Epistemology
- Philosophy of Science
- Game Theory
- 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.
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
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.See More
Poston, T. (2013) "Is foundational a priori justification indispensable?" Episteme 10:3, 317-331.
Poston, T. (2013) "BonJour and the myth of the given." Res Philosophica 90:2, 185-201.
Poston, T. (2012) "Editor's introduction for New Perspectives on Coherentism." Southern Journal of Philosophy 50:1, 1-4.
Poston, T. (2012) "Basic Reasons & First Philosophy: A Coherentist Account of Reasons" Southern Journal of Philosophy 50:1, 75-94.
Poston, T and Michael Horton. (2012) "Functionalism about truth and the metaphysics of reduction." Acta Analytica 27:1, 13-27.
Poston, T. (2011) "Explanatory Plasticity & The Problem of the Criterion." Philosophical Papers Special Issue on The Problem of the Criterion, ed. Mark Nelson 40:3, 395-419.
Poston, T and Kevin Meeker. (2010) "Skeptics without Borders." American Philosophical Quarterly 47:3,223-237.
Poston, T. (2010) "Similarity & Acquaintance: A dilemma." Philosophical Studies 147, 369-378.
Poston, T. (2009) "Know-how to be Gettiered?" Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79:3, 743-747.
Poston, T and Trent Dougherty. (2008) "Hell, Vagueness, and Justice: A Reply to Sider." Faith and Philosophy 25, 322-228.
Poston, T and Trent Dougherty. (2008) "A User's Guide to Design Arguments." Religious Studies 44, 99-110.
Poston, T. (2007) "Foundationalism, Evidentialism, and the Problem of Scatter." Abstracta 3:2, 89-106.
Poston, T and Trent Dougherty. (2007) "Divine Hiddenness and the Nature of Belief." Religious Studies 43, 183-198.
Poston, T. (2006) "Acquaintance and the Problem of the Speckled Hen." Philosophical Studies 132, 331-346.
Poston, T. (2008) "Foundationalism." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Poston, T. (2007) "Internalism & Externalism in Epistemology." Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Poston, T (forthcoming) "Review of Mind, Brain, and Free Will." Journal of Analytic Theology.
Poston, T. (forthcoming) "Review of Evidence and Religious Belief." The European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion.
Poston, T. (2010) "Review of Liberal Faith: Essays in Honor of Philip Quinn" Paul J. Weithman (ed.) Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Poston, T. (2009) "Review of Believing by Faith" by John Bishop, Mind 117, 151-155.
Poston, T. (2008) "Critical Notice of Justification without Awareness" by Michael Bergmann, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77:2, 570-573.
Poston, T. (2007) "Review of Common-Sense: A New Look at an Old Philosophical Tradition" by Nicholas Rescher, Faith and Philosophy 24:3, 361-363.
- 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