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News Archive: 2016

Research Grant Success

29 November, 2016

Professor Stephen Read has been awarded a Leverhulme Project Grant for a project on 'Theories of Paradox in Fourteenth-Century Logic: Edition and Translation of Key Texts'. The grant is worth £155,655 over three years, and will pay for the appointment of a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for three years from June 2017 and the additional costs of the research. The aim is to produce critical editions from the medieval manuscripts of the texts on Insolubles by Paul of Venice, Walter Segrave, John Dumbleton and Peter of Ailly, with English translations of the first three and commentary.

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Andrew Peet Job Placement Success

17 November, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Peet has accepted a joint Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with CSMN and ConceptLab at the University of Oslo.

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Publication: Bruno Jacinto Stephen Read

27 October, 2016

Bruno Jacinto and Stephen Read have had their joint paper "General-Elimination Stability" published in Studia Logica.

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Caroline Touborg - Royal Institute of Philosophy Bursary awarded

26 October, 2016

Congratulations to Caroline Touborg who was recently awarded a Royal Institute of Philosophy Bursary.

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Congratulations Dr Tanswell

21 October, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Fenner Tanswell passed his viva. Fenner successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis 'Proof, Rigour and Informality: A Virtue Account of Mathematical Knowledge'.

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Publication: Ryan Nefdt

30 September, 2016

Here is a link to Ryan's recently published paper, Scientific modelling in generative grammar and the dynamic turn in syntax

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Book Publication: Stephen Read

29 September, 2016

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic, edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read, has just appeared.

Abstract: This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive Companion to Medieval Logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. A series of chapters by both established and younger scholars covers the whole period including early and late developments, and offers new insights into this extremely rich period in the history of logic. The volume is divided into two parts, ‘Periods and Traditions’ and ‘Themes’, allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.

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Congratulations Dr Nefdt

29 June, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Nefdt passed his viva. Ryan successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis 'The Foundations of Linguistics: Mathematics, Models and Structures'.

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Congratulations Dr McKeever

27 June, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Matthew McKeever passed his viva. Matthew successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis 'Against Type E'.

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Publication: Sebastian Becker

20 June, 2016

Sebastian Becker has recently had his paper 'Resolving Turri's Puzzle about Withholding' accepted for publication in journal dialectica . It can be accessed online here.

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Publication: Patrik Hummel

7 June, 2016

Patrik Hummel has recently had his paper 'Against the Complex vs. Simple Distinction' accepted for publication in Erkenntnis. It can be accessed online here.

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Congratulations Dr Becker

27 May, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Sebastian Becker passed his viva. Sebastian successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis 'Perspectives On What to Believe'.

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Papers accepted for The 2016 Joint Session

6 April, 2016

Matthew McKeever and Joshua Habgood-Coote have both had papers accepted to the postgraduate session of the Joint session. Matt will present his paper 'Predicativism about Names and Stage Theory About Objects: A Match Made In Heaven', and Joshua will present his paper 'Knowledge-how, Abilities, and Questions', in Cardiff in July. Congratulations to both of them!.

For more information please see the Conference website:

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Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Honour for Katherine Hawley

9 March, 2016

Katherine Hawley is one of five very distinguished St Andrews academics elected this year to the fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. For more information please view the press release.

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Congratulations Dr Jacinto

7 March, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Bruno Jacinto passed his viva. Bruno successfully passed his disputation on his doctorate thesis 'Necessitism, Contingentism and Theory Equivalence'.

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Research Grant Success

27 January, 2016

Herman Cappelen, in collaboration with Oystein Linnebo and Camilla Serck-Hanssen, has received a £2.5 million, 5 year grant from the Norwegian Research Council for a project on Conceptual Engineering.

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