Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Law
- Formal models of Induction
I study how experts reason reliably. My main focus has been reasoning in science, especially historical sciences such as Geology. More recently, I have worked on judicial reasoning. I am especially interested in whether formal models of reasoning under uncertainty are compatible with basic facts about how we reason. I have an ongoing project on access to entitlements, and another on the hyperintensionality of inductive reasoning.
Before coming to Azim Premji University, I worked at the University of Bristol. I received my Phd there in philosophy of science, and earlier had studied History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.
I have an interest in Indian history and run the History of India podcast. In my spare time, I enjoy sketching and poetry. But mostly, I enjoy teaching.
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- Patrick, K., & Hodesdon, K. (2017). Is theory choice using epistemic virtues possible? In Applications of Formal Philosophy. 139 – 168. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-017‑9923‑1
- Patrick, Kit. (2018). Unity as an Epistemic Virtue. Erkenntnis, 83(5). 983‑1002. https://doi.org/10.1007/978 – 3‑319 – 58507-9_7
- Modelling judicial reasoning in India.
- The hyperintentionality of inductive logic.
- Deduction and verisimilitude.
- Explanatory competition.