Carnegie Centenary Professorship
Professor Lloyd Humberstone from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, took up a three-month Carnegie Centenary Professorship at the University of St Andrews within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies on 24 March 2012. Educated at the Universities of York and Oxford, Professor Humberstone was first appointed at Monash University in 1975. Author of over 100 articles on logic and philosophy, his magnum opus, The Connectives, running to nearly 1500 pages, was published by MIT Press in 2011. This work examines the semantics and pragmatics of natural language sentence connectives (‘and’, ‘or’, ‘if’, ‘not’), giving special attention to their formal behaviour according to proposed logical systems and the degree to which such treatments capture their intuitive meanings. While in St Andrews, Professor Humberstone will give a weekly series of lectures on ‘Modality, Rules and Logic’, and will be the keynote speaker at a Conference on ‘Foundations of Logical Consequence’ organised within the Arché Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology in June 2012. Professor Humberstone will also give lectures and seminars at the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, at the University of Edinburgh, and at the University of Glasgow. The Carnegie Centenary Professorships are competitive appointments funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.