Steven Luper

Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy

Trinity University

Professor Steven Luper specializes in epistemology and ethics. Epistemology: In “The Epistemic Predicament” Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (1984) 26-50, p. 38, he defended the condition that has come to be called the safety condition for knowledge.
Ethics: Much of Luper’s work on ethics concerns the philosophy of death. In “Annihilation” The Philosophical Quarterly 37 (1985) 233-252, Luper argues that Epicurus’s position that death is not bad for us makes sense only if life is not good for us. In The Philosophy of Death (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) he argues that death is sometimes bad for its victims both in a timeless sense and also retroactively.