I am Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and Associate Fellow of Arché.
I received my PhD from St Andrews in 2002. Before that I taught at the University of Bristol 2000-2. For 2003-4, I was an Arché Research Fellow in the AHRC project on Vagueness: Its Nature and Logic. In 2007-8, I was a Research Fellow in the ARC Epistemic Warrant project at The School of Philosophy, RSSS, ANU. From 2009-11, I was a half-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney. I was a network member for the European Philosophy Network on Perspectival Thoughts and Facts (PETAF), 2010-13. I was also the UConn Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2010.
I was the co-investigator (with Crispin Wright) for the Leverhulme Relativism and Rational Tolerance project based at the University of Aberdeen, 2012-15. Additionally, I am a member of the LOGOS research project Fallibility, Rational Belief, and Knowledge, (FARBEK) hosted by the University of Barcelona, 2014-18. I am also the PhilPapers editor for Truth.
My main research interests are in epistemology, the philosophy of logic, and the philosophy of language. I have a particular interest in vagueness, the liar paradox, indeterminacy, scepticism, contextualism, relativism, minimalism, realism, truth, self-knowledge, basic knowledge, discrimination, fallibilism, closure, second-order knowledge, externalism, assertion, belief, the nature of time, and the open future.
In 2015-16, I organised the following workshops:
Epistemic Incoherence Workshop, Arché, St Andrews, December 2015.
Philosophical Progress Workshop, (with Herman Cappelen), Arché/CSMN, Oslo, January 2016.
Flash Epistemology Workshop, Arché, St Andrews, May 2016.
Testimony and Context, (with Andrew Peet), Arché, St Andrews, May 2016.
Sensing Strange Things, Arché, St Andrews, June 2016.
The Metaphysics of Knowledge: Epistemic Indexing, Arché, St Andrews, September 2016
Finally, I am completing a book on scepticism: KNOWLEDGE: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.