Patrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, University of St Andrews.

His main research interests are in epistemology, the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language, metaphilosophy, and mental illness. He is interested in the nature of paradox, vagueness, the liar paradox, indeterminacy, skepticism, knowledge, truth, assertion, context, relativism, time, conceptual engineering, and the open future.

He is currently writing two books: “Against Conceptual Engineering”, and “Knowledge: In Sickness and in Health”. For 2003-4, he was an Arché Research Fellow in the AHRC Project Vagueness: Its Nature and Logic. In 2007-8, …

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