John Waterman

John Waterman, Ph.D.


Marcil Hall 305
Biddeford Campus
On campus

John Waterman is an Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy. He teaches courses on bioethics, the intellectual history of ideas, and on the experimental philosophy of mind. A native New Englander, he recently moved back to Maine with his wife Barbara, and their three children Ida, Hazel, and Noel. He received an M.Sc. in the philosophy of science from The London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University.



Vassar College
The London School of Economics
The Johns Hopkins University

Post-Doctoral Training

Fellowship, NEH Fellowship in Experimental Psychology
The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)


Selected publications

Alexander, J., Betz, D., Gonnerman, C., & Waterman, J. P. (Forthcoming). Framing how we think about disagreement. Philosophical Studies.

Waterman, J. P., Yan, K., Gonnerman, G., & Alexander, J. (2017) Infallibilism, Skepticism, and Cultural Differences, in S. Stich, J. Stanley, & M. Mizumoto (Eds.), Epistemology for the Rest of the World. New York: Oxford University Press.

Tebben, N., & Waterman, J. P. (2016) Counterfeit testimony: lies, trust, and the exchange of information. Philosophical Studies. Vol. 173, Issue 11, pp 3101-3117.

Research topics


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