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 and The Northern Institute for Philosophy. 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 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 the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language, and epistemology. He has a particular interest in vagueness, the liar paradox, indeterminacy, contextualism, relativism, minimalism, realism, truth, scepticism, self-knowledge, basic knowledge, discrimination, assertion, belief, representation, and, the nature of time. He is currently completing a book on indeterminacy. Patrick is also a member of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network PERSPECTIVAL THOUGHTS AND FACTS (PETAF) which is the first research and training network exclusively in philosophy ever to be financed by the European Commission. It aims to serve as a European research and training platform for joint philosophical research on perspectival thought, its linguistic expression and its consequences for our conception of objective, mind-independent reality.