Short CV/Education and training

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    B.A. Physics and Philosophy

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    M.Phil. History and Philosophy of Science

  • 1998
    PhD. Philosophy, University of Cambridge

  • 1997 – 1999
    Sidgwick Research Fellow, Newnham College Cambridge

  • 1999 – 2008
    Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews

  • Since 2008
    Professor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Selected publications

Books:

  • Trust: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2012) (121 pp.)

  • How Things Persist, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2001) (xi + 221 pp.) Selections reprinted in Haslanger and Fay (eds.) Persistence, MIT Press (2004).

Selected Articles:

  • ‘Trust, Distrust and Commitment’, Noûs 48.1: 1-20 (2014).

  • ‘Ontological Innocence’ in Composition as Identity, edited by A.J. Cotnoir and Donald L.M. Baxter, Oxford University Press, 70-89 (2014).

  • ‘Partiality and Prejudice in Trusting’, Synthese 191.9, 2029-2045 (2014).

  • ‘What are Natural Kinds?’ (first author, with Alexander Bird) Philosophical Perspectives 25.1 (2011), 205-221.

  • ‘Knowing How and Epistemic Injustice’, in Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind and Action, edited by John Bengson and Marc A. Moffett, Oxford University Press, 283-99. (2011)

  • ‘Testimony and Knowing How’, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41.4: 397-404. (2010)

  • ‘Mereology, Modality and Magic’, Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88, 117-33 (2010).

  • ‘Identity and Indiscernibility’, Mind 118.1, 101-119, (2009).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Trustworthiness and Competence

  • Self-Control Through Accountability to Others

  • Social Metaphysics

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deputy chair of UK REF panel for Philosophy, 2014

  • Member of UK RAE panel for Philosophy, 2008

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