Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., University of Arizona

Field of Specialty

Epistemology; Ethics

Contact Information

Rabb Graduate Center 330

Eyal Tal

My interests lie mainly in epistemology, ethics, metaethics, metaphysics, philosophy of psychiatry, and philosophy of science. My research focuses on the normative import of evidence that our beliefs are irrational, and on how uncertain we may be that we believe and act as we should. I'm also interested in epistemic defeat, misleading evidence, Moorean arguments, moral fetishism, Newcomb's Problem, ought-implies-can, and normative antirealism.


Tal, Eyal & Silva, Paul. "Knowledge-First Evidentialism and the Dilemmas of Self-Impact." Epistemic Dilemmas. Ed. Kevin McCain, Scott Stapleford & Matthias Steup., 2021 (forthcoming)

Tal, Eyal. "Is Higher-Order Evidence Evidence?." Philosophical Studies (2020).

Tal, Eyal. "Disagreement and EasyBootstrapping." Episteme (2019).

Tal, Eyal. "Self-Intimation, Infallibility, and Higher-Order Evidence." Erkenntnis (2018).

Tal, Eyal & Comesaña, Juan. "Evidence of evidence is evidence (trivially)." Analysis (2015).

Tal, Eyal & Comesaña, Juan. "Is Evidence of Evidence Evidence?." Noûs (2015).

Courses Taught

PHIL 1a Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 6a Introduction to Symbolic Logic
PHIL 17a Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 123b Neuroethics
PHIL 135a Theory of Knowledge