I have had an interest in cognitive science since the beginning of my career.

Frederick F. Schmitt specializes in epistemology and metaphysics and the history of epistemology and metaphysics.

His current interests are in social epistemology, social metaphysics, virtue epistemology, and Hume's epistemology. In social epistemology, his particular interests include the epistemic status of testimony, the nature of group knowledge, and the social status of epistemic norms.

He is also working on Hume's philosophy of mind and theory of representation. He has an interest in Reid's philosophy of mind and epistemology and expects to work on them in the future.

PhD, University of Michigan, Philosophy, 1980
MA, University of Michigan, Philosophy, 1976
BS, Syracuse University, Mathematics and Philosophy, 1973