My research is concentrated chiefly on bringing formal methods to bear on philosophical problems. Formal methods are meant to include not only logical methods, but also methods from other areas of mathematics and computer science (graph theory, probability theory, complexity theory, etc.). And while there is no implication that formal methods can on their own solve philosophical problems, it is my conviction that they can shed light on them. I have applied formal methods to problems in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics.
Head of the School of Arts, 2013-present.
Deputy Head of Research of the School of Arts, 2010-2012.
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2009-present.
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2007-2008.
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Leuven, 1999-2007.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Belgian Fund for Scientific Research 1993-1999.
PhD in Philosophy, University of Leuven, 1993.
MA in Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1989.
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