Alvin Goldman (1938– ) is an American professor of philosophy, best known for his contributions to epistemology.
Goldman currently teaches at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Goldman also presented a commonly-used counterexample invented by Carl Ginet, which, unlike Gettier’s examples, does not rely on an inference from a false premise. Ginet’s example is known as the barn-façades example, and presented Goldman’s causal theory with a counterexample.
Goldman is also interested in the social aspects of epistemology, and currently serves as editor of Episteme, A Journal of Social Epistemology.
Name: Alvin I. Goldman
Degrees: Ph.D. (Princeton University, 1965)
MA (Princeton University, 1962)
BA Summa cum laude (Columbia University, 1960)