Carlos Montemayor

Carlos Montemayor
Advisor, Philosophy with Emphasis in Law
(415) 338-7029
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 11:00 am-1:00 pm


  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Law (Human Rights)

Newest Publication (with Dr. Abrol Fairweather)

"Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention: A Theory of Epistemic Agency."

Contemporary cognitive science clearly tells us that attention is modulated for speech and action. While these forms of goal-directed attention are very well researched in psychology, they have not been sufficiently studied by epistemologists. In this book, Abrol Fairweather and Carlos Montemayor develop and defend a theory of epistemic achievements that requires the manifestation of cognitive agency. They examine empirical work on the psychology of attention and assertion, and use it to ground a normative theory of epistemic achievements and virtues. The resulting study is the first sustained naturalized virtue epistemology, and will be of interest to readers in epistemology, cognitive science, and beyond.

From Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

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