John Greco is the Robert L. McDevitt and Catherine H. McDevitt Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. Before coming to Georgetown, Greco taught at Saint Louis University. Greco received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1989, where he studied under Ernest Sosa, and his AB from Georgetown University in 1983.[1] His research interests are in epistemology and metaphysics and he has published widely on virtue epistemology, epistemic normativity, skepticism, and Thomas Reid. From 2013 until 2020, he was the Editor of American Philosophical Quarterly.[2] For 2013–15, together with Eleonore Stump, he held a $3.3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a project on intellectual humility.[3]

Philosophical genealogy


Greco, John (1990). "Internalism and epistemically responsible belief". Synthese. 85 (2): 245–277. doi:10.1007/bf00484794. S2CID 46976472.

Greco, John (1993). "Virtues and vices of virtue epistemology". Canadian Journal of Philosophy. 23 (3): 413–432. doi:10.1080/00455091.1993.10717329.

Greco, John (1995). "A second paradox concerning responsibility and luck". Metaphilosophy. 26 (1–2): 81–96. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.1995.tb00557.x.

Greco, John (1999). "Agent reliabilism". Nous. 33 (s13): 273–296. doi:10.1111/0029-4624.33.s13.13.

Greco, John; Ernest Sosa (1999). "The Blackwell guide to epistemology". Retrieved 2014-04-23. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Goldman, Alvin; Ernest Sosa; Hilary Kornblith; John Greco; Jonathan Dancy; Laurence Bonjour; Linda Zagrebsky; Julia Driver; James Montmarquet; Christopher Hookway (2000). Knowledge, Belief, and Character: Readings in Contemporary Virtue Epistemology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 9781461638544. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John (2002). "Virtues in epistemology". Oxford Handbook of Epistemology. pp. 287–315. doi:10.1093/0195130057.003.0010. ISBN 9780195130058. Retrieved 2014-04-23. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Greco, John (2003). "'Knowledge as Credit for True Belief". Retrieved 2014-04-23. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Greco, John (2005). Justification is not internal. Contemporary Debates in Epistemology. pp. 257–269. ISBN 9781118328149. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John (2007). Putting skeptics in their place: The nature of skeptical arguments and their role in philosophical inquiry. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521045537. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John (2007). "The nature of ability and the purpose of knowledge". Philosophical Issues. 17 (1): 57–69. doi:10.1111/j.1533-6077.2007.00122.x.

Greco, John (2008). "What's wrong with contextualism?". The Philosophical Quarterly. 58 (232): 416–436. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.535.x.

Greco, John (2009). "Knowledge and success from ability". Philosophical Studies. 142 (1): 17–26. doi:10.1007/s11098-008-9307-0. S2CID 170283335.

Greco, John (2009). "The value problem" (PDF). Epistemic Value: 313–22. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John (2010). "Achieving knowledge" (PDF). A Virtue-Theoretic Account of Epistemic Normativity. Cambridge. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John (2010). Achieving knowledge: A virtue-theoretic account of epistemic normativity. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521193917. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

Greco, John; John Turri (2011). "Virtue epistemology". Retrieved 2014-04-23. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)


  1. ^ "John Greco". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  2. ^ The Blackwell Guide to Epistemology [1999, 2004], back cover.
  3. ^ "The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual humility". Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  4. ^ "Philosophy Family Tree". Retrieved 25 April 2014.