- Chair in Logic and Rhetoric (Philosophy)
Fraser MacBride is the Professor of Logic & Rhetoric. He was previously a Reader at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. He has also held positions at University College London, the University of St. Andrews, where he was a Director of Arche, and Birkbeck College London. He was educated at St. John's College Cambridge and King's College London. His research interests include metaphysics, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy.
He is currently completing a book On the Genealogy of Universals which discovers the origins of our current metaphysical preconceptions and prejudices about the concepts of particular and universal, by providing an intellectual reconstruction of the processes whereby the unaccustomed and questionable was transformed to long term custom. His recent publications include "For Keeping Truth in Truthmaking", Analysis, doi: 10.1093/analys/ant073, "How Involved Do You Want To Be In A Non-Symmetric Relationship", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, DOI:10.1080/00048402.2013.788046 and the entry on "Truthmakers" for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/truthmakers/
Philosophy 1K: Knowledge and the World - Knowledge and Scepticism component
SH23 The Structure of the World
SH24 Origins of Analytic Metaphysics