Matthew Scarfone



Postdoctoral Fellow


St. George,


  • PhD (McGill)

Matthew’s research is in metaethics, in particular moral epistemology. Before coming to Toronto, he was a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his doctorate at McGill University in 2019.

His current research project, under Andrew Sepielli, develops an anti-metaphysical approach to morality. It primarily addresses the problem of moral scepticism, asking how it arises and how it can be avoided. The approach to this work is inspired by the classical pragmatists. The culprit here might be an undue focus on the metaphysics of morality, and the solution might be an epistemic-first approach situated within our moral practices.

Research Interests:

Epistemology, Ethics