Kevin McCain





I am Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before coming to UAB I received my PhD from the University of Rochester. My dissertation, which developed a response to external world skepticism using inference to the best explanation, was co-directed by Earl Conee and  Richard Feldman. The other members of my dissertation committee were  Jonathan Vogel, Brad Weslake, and Ed Wierenga.

My primary philosophical interests are in epistemology.  Currently, I am exploring the role that best explanations play in responding to skepticism and in accounting for justification.  I also have interests in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind.