About

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the Values in Argumentative Discourse project at ArgLab, within the Nova Institute of Philosophy of the New University of Lisbon.

I attained a PhD in Philosophy in October 2018, at the Arché Philosophical Research Center, St Andrews. I previously completed the MPhilStud programme at King's College London.

I work primarily on the philosophy of language, semantics and metaphysics. My current research centres on the way we structure information within discourse, and how attending to information structure can resolve a range of philosophical problems.

Research

Papers

(To appear). 'Triggering Domain Restriction'. Mind & Language. Online First. Abstract: It is well known that occurrences of sentences such as ‘Every bottle is empty’ will sometimes be understood relative to a subset of the set of all bottles in the universe. Much has been written about what mechanism should be used to model this phenomenon of domain restriction. However, comparatively little attention has been paid to the question of when domain restriction is triggered. I will begin by challenging a recent partial answer to this question. I will then develop my own partial answer based on observations pertaining to information structure.

Teaching

As Instructor

Basic Logic (Autumn 2018) (University of St Andrews) Non-credit module for MLitt and Conversion Diploma students, covering sentential logic, predicate logic, logical properties, tableaux systems and derivation systems.

As Graduate Teaching Assistant

PY2012 Meaning & Knowing (Spring 2017) (University of St Andrews) Second year module covering philosophy of language, including accounts of meaning, analyses of referring terms, and Gricean and Austinian pragmatics; also covering epistemology, including skepticism and testimony.
PY1006 Knowledge & Reasoning (Spring 2015) (University of St Andrews) First year module covering introductory epistemology, with a focus on analyses of knowledge as justified true belief; also covering introductory logic, including propositional logic, predicate logic and natural deduction.
6AANB031 Modal Logic (Spring 2014) (King's College London) Third year module covering modal predicate logic, with a focus on tableaux proofs for theorems, soundness and completeness proofs for logics, and philosophical debates surrounding transworld identity.
4AANA004 Metaphysics 1 (Autumn 2013) (King's College London) First year module covering introductory metaphysics, with a focus on the persistence of objects over time and on personal identity.

Get in Contact

  • Address

    Instituto de Filosofia da Nova
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Av. de Berna, 26 - 4º Piso
    1069-061 Lisboa
  • Email

    pm204@st-andrews.ac.uk