Language, Logic, Metaphysics

Published: 2 August 2021

Language, Logic, Metaphysics

Causation, conditionals, the nature of propositions, interlevel metaphysics, and social ontology are our particular interests in these areas.

Core Staff

  • Gary Kemp – Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Quine, Davidson, ontology, propositional attitudes
  • Stephan Leuenberger – grounding, physicalism, metaphysical applications of modal logic
  • Neil McDonnell – causation, explanation, virtual reality, augmented reality, safety
  • Bryan Pickel – propositions, semantics, truth, variables, quantifiers, and empiricism
  • Adam Rieger - paradoxes, non-wellfounded set theory, conditionals, epistemic logic.
  • Mona Simion – speech acts, conceptual engineering, contextualism

Affiliated Staff

  • Derek Brown – perceptual demonstratives, reference of sensory terms, 'looks' locutions, metaphysics of colour, nature of sensory experience
  • Jennifer Corns – natural kinds, eliminativism, philosophy of science
  • Katharine Jenkins – social ontology
  • Timothy Kearl - agentive modality, agentive modals, action theory
  • Christoph Kelp – conceptual engineering, semantics, the nature of assertion, speech acts, paradoxes
  • Christopher Willard-Kyle – assertions, questions

For more information on research in this area, see the staff pages linked above.

First published: 2 August 2021