I am Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Director of the Experimental Philosophy Research Group at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, but, for the northern academic year 2019-2020, I am visiting residential fellow at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and Centenary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.

 

My current research focuses upon facts, what they are, how we understand them, and why we value them.  Facts form the very core of all our intellectual pursuits and are the bedrock upon which we build scholarly academic and practical pursuits. This view will make up the heart of my forthcoming book, Why Facts Matter: Facts and Pluralism in the Age of Fake News. This research on facts is continuous with my work on the nature of truth in Commonsense Pluralism about Truth: An Empirical Defence (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). 

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Facts

-Lewis Carroll

WERE I to take an iron gun,
And fire it off towards the sun;
I grant 'twould reach its mark at last,
But not till many years had passed.

But should that bullet change its force,
And to the planets take its course,
‘Twould never reach the nearest star,
​Because it is so very far.