Dr. Archer

Avery Archer

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Rome 554, Office Hours: F 2:30-3:30
Phone: 202-994-8684

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Specialisation:  Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology

Areas of Competence: Moral Psychology, Normativity Theory, Logic

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Current Research

My research explores the analogies and disanalogies between theoretical reasoning (i.e., reasoning aimed at determining what one should believe, disbelieve or suspend) and practical reasoning (i.e., reasoning aimed at determining what one should intend).


Ph.D. Columbia University, 2013

M.Phil. University of St Andrews, 2008

M.A. Harvard University, 2002

B.A. Andrews University, 2000



“Wondering about What You Know.” (2018) Analysis 78 (4): 596-604.

“Trying Cognitivism: A Defence of the Strong Belief Thesis.” (2018) Theoria 84 (2): 140-156.

“Do We Need Partial Intentions?” (2017) Philosophia 45 (3): 995-1005.

“Do Desires Provide Reasons?” (2016) Philosophical Studies 173 (8): 2011-2027.

“Reconceiving Direction of Fit.” (2015) Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 4 (2): 171-180.

Classes Taught

PHIL 3152.10 TR 12:45-2:00

PHIL 4192.10 TR 3:45-5:00