Paul Faulkner

Papers can be downloaded from my personal page.


Knowledge on Trust, (Oxford University Press, 2011)

The Philosophy of Trust, edited with Thomas Simpson (Oxford University Press, 2017)


"Testimony and Trust" forthcoming Routledge Handbook on Trust ed. Simon (Routledge 2020)

"The Nature and Rationality of Conversion", European Journal of Philosophy 2019

"Indirect Communication, Authority, and Proclamation: Løgstrup’s Critique of Kierkegaard", with C.Bennett and R.Stern, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 2019

"What Are We Doing When We Are Training?", Sport Ethics and Philosophy 2019

"Fake Barns, Fake News", Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 2019

"Trust in Government", Journal of Social Philosophy 2018

"Giving the Benefit of the Doubt", International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2018

"Collective Testimony and Collective Knowledge" Ergo 2018

"The Problem of Trust", in The Philosophy of Trust eds. Faulkner and Simpson (OUP 2017)

"Is Taxation on a Par with Forced Labour?", in Building Trust in Taxation, eds Peeters et al (Intersentia, 2017)

"Trust and the Radical Ethical Demand", in What is Ethically Demanded? K. E. Løgstrup’s Philosophy of Moral Life eds. Fink and Stern (University of Notre Dame Press, 2016)

"Agency and Disagreement", in Social Epistemology and Epistemic Agency: Decentralizing the Epistemic Agent ed Reider (Rowman Littlefield, 2016)

"The attitude of trust is basic", Analysis, 2015 vol 75/3

"The Moral Obligations of Trust", Philosophical Explorations, 2014 vol 17, no.3

"A Virtue Theory of Testimony", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2014 vol.114, no.2

"Really Trying or Merely Trying", Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 2013

“Two-Stage Reliabilism, Virtue Reliabilism, Dualism and the Problem of Sufficiency”, Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 2013, vol. 2, no.8, pp.121-138

"Precis" and "Replies", Abstracta, 2012, Special Issue 6.

"The Practical Rationality of Trust", Synthese, 2014, 191, 1975-1989

"Lies and Deceit", International Encyclopedia of Ethics

"The Epistemology of Testimony", Verschueren et al ed. Philosophical Perspectives for Pragmatics [HoPH 10], John Benjamins (2011)

"Our Norms of Trust", Pritchards et al ed. Social Epistemology, (Oxford University Press, 2010)

"Cooperation and Trust in Conversational Exchanges", Theoria, Vol. 23 (2008), pp.23-34

"A Genealogy of Trust", Episteme, Vol. 4 (2007), pp.305-321

"On Telling and Trusting", Mind, Vol. 116 (2007), pp.875-902

"What is Wrong with Lying?", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 73 (2007), pp.535-557.

"On Dreaming and Being Lied to", Episteme, Vol. 2 (2006), pp.149-160.

"Understanding Knowledge Transmission", Ratio, Vol. 19 (2006), pp.156-175.

"Relativism and our Warrant for Scientific Theories", International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Vol.12 (2004), pp.259-270.

"The Epistemic Role of Trust", Falcone, R. et al. ed. Trust, Reputation and Security
Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (2003), pp. 30-38.

"On the Rationality of Our Response to Testimony", Synthese, Vol. 131 (2002), pp. 353-370.

"The Social Character of Testimonial Knowledge", The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 97 (200), pp. 581-601

"Testimonial Knowledge", Acta Analytica, Vol. 15 (2000), pp. 127-138.

"David Hume's Reductionist Epistemology of Testimony", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 79, (1998), pp. 302-313.


Thomas Carson, "Lying and Deception", Ethics 2011

Jennifer Lackey, "Learning From Words", Mind vol.118 (2009), pp.479-485.

Martin Kusch, "Knowledge by Agreement", Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol.39 (2008), pp.282-285.

Jennifer Lackey, Ernest Sosa, The Epistemology of Testimony, Mind, Vol.116 (2007), pp. 1136-1139.

Jay Rosenberg, "Thinking about Knowing", Mind, Vol. 113 (2004), pp.390-394

Stephen Heatherington, "Good Knowledge, Bad Knowledge", Mind, Vol. 112 (2003), pp. 346-349

Michael Williams, "Problems of Knowledge", Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 53 (2003), pp. 232-295
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