William J. Talbott

Professor Emeritus
William Talbott


Ph.D. from Harvard University, 1976
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Professor Talbott has taught and has published articles in epistemology, and moral and political philosophy, including the philosophy of human rights, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of law. Bill wrote his dissertation on reliabilist epistemology (The Reliability of the Cognitive Mechanism, Garland Publishing, 1990). He was the author of two books in the philosophy of human rights: Which Rights Should Be Universal? (Oxford, 2005), the Korean translation of which was named Korean Human Rights Book of the year in 2011, and Human Rights and Human Well-Being (Oxford 2010). His new book, Learning From Our Mistakes: Epistemology for the Real World, was published by Oxford in September 2021. 


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