Kit Fine

Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at New York University (USA). After graduating at Oxford University, he received his PhD at the University of Warwick. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies and is a former editor of the Journal of Symbolic Logic. In addition to his primary areas of research, he has written papers in ancient philosophy, linguistics, computer science, and economic theory.

Martin Glazier

Martin Glazier is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva. He works on a number of topics in metaphysics and the philosophy of science, including explanation, essence, and modality. He has previously held positions at the University of Hamburg, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the University of North Carolina.

Mark Jago

Mark Jago is Professor of Philosophy at University of Nottingham, UK. He works mostly on logic and metaphysics, but also on language, epistemology, and philosophy of mind. His most recent books are Impossible Worlds (with Franz Berto, OUP 2019) and What Truth Is (OUP 2018). He recently started the philosophy and logic YouTube channel, Attic Philosophy:

Besides at the USI summer school, you might also see some of the instructors involved in at least two other events on truthmaker semantics that will take place in Europe in Summer 2022:


Workshop - Truthmaker Semantics: What, What for and How?

June 19-20, 2022, University of Geneva, Switzerland 

Topic of the workshop: In great part through the work of Kit Fine, truthmaker semantics has recently been thoroughly developed and applied to many different topics, both within philosophy and in other areas. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people working on the foundations, development and applications of the framework, including researchers who are critical of it or who argue that its benefits can be had in other frameworks, for instance the framework of possible worlds semantics.
For any information, please contact [email protected]

Summer Course - Negative Events and Truthmaker Semantics (Week 1)

Timothée Bernard and Lucas Champollion

August 8-12, 2022, ESSLLI 2022, Galway, Ireland