In my research, I’m interested in the epistemology of uncertain beliefs, the connection between epistemology and other normative theories, the foundations of statistics, modal logic, and the philosophy of mathematics. See Research link above.
I lecture and lead seminars in the philosophy department on everything from metaphysics and epistemology to logic and the philosophy of language. For lecture slides and course notes, see Teaching.
Over the past two years, I have been heavily involved in developing and running the University of Bristol’s new Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities. This is a one-year introduction to arts and humanities that prepares students for an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts. Hear some of the students from the first cohort talking about their experience of the programme here:
I blog a little over at M-Phi, a blog dedicated to mathematical philosophy.
I’m involved in some other organizations and activities. For information about these, see Other.
And see my photos from holidays in South Africa, Croatia, Australia, south-west USA, Scotland, New Zealand, Russia, and Italy on Flickr.
My father, Graham Pettigrew, is a retired professor of biochemistry at University of Edinburgh. He has published his teaching materials here.