Mark Jago Nottingham University
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I began doing research in a computer science department, working on logics in AI for reasoning about knowledge and belief. But I felt the draw of bigger questions, and I've ended up working in a philosophy department, writing about truth, knowledge and paradox. For me, the big questions are about how the world ultimately is, and how we can think and know about it. But when this all gets a little too deep, I still dabble in the formal stuff, particularly modal and relevance logics. My current research centres around three themes. First, the question of how we think and reason about impossible situations. Second, questions of truth and truthmaking in metaphysics. Third, the question of how the world is ultimately made up. I'm also dabbling with some ideas about vagueness, relevant logic, and modal accounts of knowledge.