Jamin Asay University of Hong Kong
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I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was previously Assistant Professor at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. I work mostly in the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. My current research focuses on defending the primitivist theory of truth; my book "The Primitivist Theory of Truth" was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 as part of its Cambridge Studies in Philosophy series. In my dissertation, I developed a truthmaker-based approach to the theories of truth and realism; much of this work now also appears in my published papers. I have also published on the topics of deflationary truth, moral realism, scientific realism, Tarski, modality, theories of ontological commitment, presentism, and other matters concerning truthmaker theory. Here at PhilPapers I am the editor of "Truthmakers" and "Primitivism about Truth".