• Deflationism and the Normativity of Truth 

    McGrath, Matthew (1998)
    Deflationist theories of truth, some critics have argued, fail to account for the normativity of truth. This is one of the more promising, if also more elusive, objections to deflationism. Here I will consider and answer ...
  • Four-Dimensionalism and the Puzzles of Coincidence 

    McGrath, Matthew (2005)
    Often cited in defense of four-dimensionalism about the persistence of material objects is its treatment of the so-called puzzles of coincidence. These puzzles include the statue/lump, the ship of Theseus, Tibbles the cat, ...
  • Memory and Epistemic Conservatism 

    McGrath, Matthew (2007)
    We are all conservatives, at least when it comes to belief retention. We are forgetful, of course, but we typically do not abandon our beliefs unless we have special reasons to do so. Whichever view one takes of the ...
  • On Pragmatic Encroachment in Epistemology 

    Fantl, Jeremy; McGrath, Matthew (2007-10)
    We argue, contrary to epistemological orthodoxy, that knowledge is not purely epistemic—that knowledge is not simply a matter of truth-related factors (evidence, reliability, etc.). We do this by arguing for a pragmatic ...
  • Rea on Universalism 

    McGrath, Matthew (2001)
    Universalism is the thesis that, for any (material) things at any time, there is something they compose at that time. In McGrath (1998), I argued that, contrary Peter van Inwagen (1990), Universalism is compatible with ...