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 of Philosophy 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, the liar paradox, and other matters concerning truthmaker theory. Here at PhilPapers I am the editor of "Truthmakers" and "Primitivism about Truth".