I am a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Virtues and Vocations Project at the University of Notre Dame and an FWF Research Fellow at the University of Graz.

Before coming to Notre Dame, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cologne's Center for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition, a Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow at Florida State University, and the Mellon Course Design Coordinator for the Philosophy as a Way of Life Project. I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Arizona, and while dissertating, I also spent time as a visiting researcher at Brown, Notre Dame, and Rutgers. For more information, please contact me at rwsiscoe@gmail.com.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Research

  1. Being Rational Enough | Australasian Journal of Philosophy (Forthcoming) (Draft)

  2. Grounding, Understanding, and Explanation | Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming) (Draft)

  3. Epistemic Democracy and the Truth Connection | Public Reason (Forthcoming) (Draft)

  4. Grounding and the Epistemic Regress Problem | Erkenntnis (Forthcoming) (Open Access)

  5. Checking and the Argument from Inquiry | Acta Analytica (Forthcoming) (Draft) (Invited commentary on Guido Melchior’s Knowing and Checking)

  6. Rational Supererogation and Epistemic Permissivism | Philosophical Studies (2022) 179:571–591 . (Draft)

  7. Thomas Reid, the Internalist | Journal of Modern Philosophy (2022) 4.1: p. 10. (Open Access)

  8. Credal Accuracy and Knowledge | Synthese (2022) 200.163. (Open Access)

  9. Real and Ideal Rationality | Philosophical Studies (2022) 179: 879–910. (Draft)

  10. Accuracy Across Doxastic Attitudes | American Philosophical Quarterly (2022) 59.2: 201–217. (Draft)

  11. Belief, Rational and Justified | Mind (2021) 130.517: 59-83. (Draft)

  12. Grounding and A Priori Epistemology | Synthese (2021) 199: 11445–11463. (Draft)

  13. Does Being Rational Require Being Ideally Rational? | Philosophical Topics (2021) 49.2: 245-266 (Draft)

  14. No Work for a Theory of Epistemic Dispositions | Synthese (2021) 198.4: 3477-3498. (Draft)

  15. Stoic Virtue: A Contemporary Interpretation | Philosophers' Imprint (2020) 20.18: 1-20. (Open Access)

  16. The Demandingness of Virtue | The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2020) 18.1: 1-22. (Draft)

  17. Incoherent but Reasonable: A Defense of Truth-Abstinence in Political Liberalism | Social Theory and Practice, with Alex Schaefer (2020) 46.3: 573–603. (Draft)

Teaching

  1. Seeking to Understand | Teaching Philosophy, with Zac Odermatt (Forthcoming) (Draft)

  2. Condorcet’s Jury Theorem and Democracy | 1,000 Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology (2022) (Open Access)

Popular Teaching Contributions

  1. Civic Education as an Antidote to Political Polarization | Good Thought (October 27, 2022)

  2. Intergroup Dialogue in the Philosophy Classroom | Daily Nous, with Zac Odermatt (July 12, 2022)

  3. Undergraduate Philosophy Club: Florida State University | Blog of the American Philosophical Association, with Dan Crook (July 14, 2021)

  4. What Makes a Course Effective? | Blog of the American Philosophical Association (February 10, 2021)

  5. What Makes a Course Engaging? | Blog of the American Philosophical Association (December 16, 2020)

  6. No Online, Ed-Tech Tool Will Save the Fall Semester | Blog of the American Philosophical Association (September 23, 2020)

  7. How Do I Know if I am Improving at Online Teaching? | The Philosophers' Cocoon (September 3, 2020)

  8. Creating Community in the Online Format | Philosophy, Ethics, Academia (August 24, 2020)

  9. How Should We Grade Students During a Pandemic? | Daily Nous (August 11, 2020)