John Greco to Join GU Philosophy Department as McDevitt Professor of Philosophy

John Greco proflle photoJohn Greco, one of the foremost theorists of knowledge in contemporary philosophy, will join Georgetown University on January 1, 2020, as a Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S Chair in the Department of Philosophy. Greco is the author of Putting Skeptics in Their Place: The Nature of Skeptical Arguments and Their Role in Philosophical Inquiry (Cambridge UP, 2000) and Achieving Knowledge: A Virtue-theoretic Account of Epistemic Normativity (Cambridge UP, 2010). He has also published over 100 articles and edited ten volumes. Greco is a leading exponent of virtue epistemology, and he is currently extending his approach to knowledge into social epistemology. His third book, The Transmission of Knowledge (Cambridge UP, forthcoming), takes up the phenomenon of testimony and its role in the transmission and grounding of knowledge in social groups and communities. Greco was, further, the co-principal investigator (with Eleonore Stump of Saint Louis University) for the $2.8 million grant, “The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility” (2013–15), awarded by the Templeton Foundation.

Greco has also devoted himself to service to the profession of philosophy, serving currently as the editor of the prestigious American Philosophical Quarterly and having served as president of Philosophers in Jesuit Education and on the Executive Committee of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

Greco is currently the Leonard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Philosophy at Saint Louis University and was previously professor of philosophy at Fordham University. He is also a regular Visiting Professor at the Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity.