From August, I will be a Research Associate on the ERC project 'Truth and Semantics', at the University of Bristol. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Salzburg. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at ArgLab, at the New University of Lisbon. I attained a PhD in Philosophy in October 2018, at the Arché Philosophical Research Center, in the University of St Andrews.
I work primarily on the philosophy of language, semantics and metaphysics. My current research interests include: information structure, quantifier expressions, quantifier variance, verbal and metalinguistic disputes, and semantic paradoxes.
(forthcoming). ''Quantifier Variance' is not Quantifier Variance'. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.Abstract: There has been recent interest in the idea that, when metaphysicians disagree over the truth of (say) 'There are numbers' or 'Chairs exist', their dispute is merely verbal. This idea has been taken to motivate quantifier variance, the view that the meanings of quantifier expressions vary across different ontological languages, and each of these meanings is of equal metaphysical merit. I argue that quantifier variance cannot be upheld in light of natural language theorists' analyses of quantifier expressions. The idea that metaphysicians are engaged in verbal disputes can be maintained only through alternative strategies that have nothing to do with quantifier expressions.
(2019). 'Triggering Domain Restriction'. Mind & Language. 34(5). pp. 563-584.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.
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