Patrick Greenough University of St. Andrews
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Patrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at St. Andrews University, and is an Associate Fellow of Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews. For 2003-4, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the AHRC funded project Vagueness: Its Nature and Logic, at Arché. In 2007-2008 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the ARC funded Epistemic Warrant project in the Philosophy Programme, RSSS, at The Australian National University. From September 2009 to August 2011, he was a half-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney. He was the UConn Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2010. He was also a network member for the European Philosophy Network on Perspectival Thoughts and Facts (PETAF), 2010-13. Patrick was also the co-investigator (with Crispin Wright) for the Leverhulme Relativism and Rational Tolerance project based at the University of Aberdeen, 2012-15. Additionally, he is a member of the LOGOS research project Fallibility, Rational Belief, and Knowledge, (FARBEK) hosted by the University of Barcelona, 2014-18. He is also the PhilPapers editor for Truth. He received his PhD from St. Andrews in 2002. Before that he taught at the University of Bristol 2000-2002. His main research interests are in epistemology, the philosophy of logic, and the philosophy of language. He has 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. He is currently completing a book entitled: Knowledge - In Sickness and in Health.