Jamin Asay


I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. My main research areas include metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science. My other interests include epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of logic, and the history of modern philosophy.

My research revolves around the notion of truth. Cambridge University Press recently released my monograph The Primitivist Theory of Truth, which explores and defends the view that truth is a primitive, undefinable concept. My dissertation developed a new approach to truthmaking that can be applied to the debates over the nature of truth and the nature of realism. I have also published on the topics of deflationary truth, moral realism, scientific realism, presentism, and theories of ontological commitment.


Last updated October 16, 2013

(Avenue of Stars, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Department of Philosophy

Lingnan University

Ho Sin Hang 230

Tuen Mun, New Territories

Hong Kong

jaminasay [at] ln.edu.hk