Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

J. D. Trout

Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact Information:
Office: Crown Center, 3rd floor
Lake Shore Campus
Phone: 773.508.2301
Fax: 773.508.2292
E-mail: jtrout@luc.edu
Personal Web Page:

J.D. Trout is a professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University in Chicago. He has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Mellon Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Before arriving at Loyola, he taught at Bryn Mawr College and Virginia Tech, and has visited at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Chicago.

J.D. works at the borders of philosophy of science, epistemology, and psychology, with occasional forays into public policy. His most recent book is The Empathy Gap: Building Bridges to the Good Life and the Good Society (Viking/Penguin, 2009). His previous books include Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment (with Michael Bishop; Oxford University Press, 2005), Measuring the Intentional World (Oxford University Press, 1998), and The Theory of Knowledge (with Paul Moser and Dwayne Mulder; Oxford University Press, 1998). His articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy of Science, Psychological Review, Noûs, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

J.D. teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in epistemology and the philosophy of science, and regularly offers a cross-listed course (capped at 200 students) on the philosophy and psychology of decision-making.

Visit J.D. Trout’s webpage at www.jdtrout.com


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