The University of Arizona - Photography by Sarah Raskoff

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cologne's Center for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition and an FWF Research Fellow at the University of Graz. Before that, I was a Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow at Florida State University and the Mellon Course Design Coordinator for the Philosophy as a Way of Life Project at the University of Notre Dame. 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.

Publications

  1. Real and Ideal Rationality | Philosophical Studies (Forthcoming)

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

  3. Rational Supererogation and Epistemic Permissivism | Philosophical Studies (Forthcoming)

  4. Grounding and A Priori Epistemology | Synthese (Forthcoming)

  5. Accuracy Across Doxastic Attitudes | American Philosophical Quarterly (Forthcoming)

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

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

  8. Thomas Reid, the Internalist | Journal of Modern Philosophy (Forthcoming)

  9. Does Being Rational Require Being Ideally Rational? | Philosophical Topics (Forthcoming)

  10. Belief, Rational and Justified | Mind (2021) 130: pp. 59-83

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

  12. Stoic Virtue: A Contemporary Interpretation | Philosophers' Imprint (2020) 20: pp. 1-20

  13. The Demandingness of Virtue | The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2020) 18: pp. 1-22

  14. Incoherent but Reasonable: A Defense of Truth-Abstinence in Political Liberalism | Social Theory and Practice, with Alex Schaefer (2020) 46: pp. 573–603

Popular Teaching Contributions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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