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Murali Ramachandran specializes in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. The main focus of his research is: paradoxes, causation, conditionals, identity, the theory of descriptions, and more recently, epistemic closure and bootstrapping, especially in connection with Williamson’s anti-luminosity arguments. He was previously Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Reader in Philosophy at Sussex University, and has also held positions at the University of Manchester and Trinity College Dublin. He has published in journals such as MindAnalysisPhilosophical Quarterly, and Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Jonathan D. Payton works on topics in metaphysics, the philosophy of action, and the philosophy of language. Current interests include the ontology of negative actions (intentional omissions, refrainments, etc.) and the relationship between a whole and its parts. He has published in journals such as Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Erkenntnis, and Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Jonathan has a book forthcoming with Cambridge University Press entitled Negative Actions: Events, Absences, and the Metaphysics of Agency.


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