Nevin Climenhaga

Messiah College, B.A. 2009 

Western Michigan University, M.A. 2011

My research focuses on epistemology and philosophy of science. In my dissertation, I defend a form of infallibilism about knowledge, according to which we know all and only those propositions that are certain for us. I see knowledge, so understood, as playing a foundational role in determining the rationality of belief and credence, in that we ought to be confident in a given proposition to the extent that it is made probable by what we know. I am actively engaged in research on probability, understood as constraining rational confidence in this way. I am especially interested in applications of probability theory to scientific reasoning and scientific methodology.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science