Prof Franz Berto

Prof Franz Berto

Professor of Logic and Metaphysics

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2415
Email
fb96@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Biography

Franz Berto teaches and works on logic, ontology, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of computation. He joined the Department of Philosophy and the Arché Research Centre at the University of St Andrews in 2018, and he also works at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam. Before this, he was at the University of Aberdeen UK, at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Notre Dame IN-USA, at the Sorbonne-Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, at the Universities of Padua, Venice and Milan-San Raffaele in Italy. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of The Philosophical Quarterly. He loves logical paradoxes, impossible worlds, nonexistent objects, and philosophers who don’t take themselves too seriously.

Research areas

Logic: non-classical (relevant and paraconsistent) logics; non-normal modal and epistemic logics; the logic of suppositional thinking; logical paradoxes; the metaphysics of logic. (See, e.g., Dialetheism.)
Metaphysics:  meta-ontology and the methodology of ontology; theories of existence; modal metaphysics. (See, e.g., Impossible Worlds.)
Philosophy of language: formal semantics; theories of propositional content; hyperintensional semantics. (See, e.g., Hyperintensionality.)
Philosophy of computation: non-standard and parallel computation. (See, e.g., Cellular Automata.)

PhD supervision

  • Jarred Snodgrass
  • Andrea Oliani
  • Matteo Nizzardo
  • Camille Fouche
  • Frederik Andersen
  • Francisca Silva
  • Thomas Randriamahazaka

Selected publications

  • Open access

    Impossible worlds

    Berto, F. & Jago, M., 13 Jun 2019, Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. 336 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open access

    Negation on the Australian Plan

    Berto, F. & Restall, G., 22 Apr 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Philosophical Logic. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Knowability relative to information

    Berto, F. & Hawke, P., 25 Oct 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Mind. Advance articles, p. 1-33 33 p., fzy045.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Hyperintensionality

    Berto, F. & Nolan, D., Jun 2021, The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Zalta, E. N. (ed.). Stanford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Open access

    Aboutness in imagination

    Berto, F., Aug 2018, In: Philosophical Studies. 175, 8, p. 1871-1886 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Indicative conditionals: probabilities and relevance

    Berto, F. & Özgün, A., 19 Apr 2021, In: Philosophical Studies. First Online, 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Truth in fiction, impossible worlds, and belief revision

    Badura, C. & Berto, F., 27 Feb 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Australasian Journal of Philosophy. Latest Articles, 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Conceivability and possibility: some dilemmas for Humeans

    Berto, F. & Schoonen, T., Jun 2018, In: Synthese. 195, 6, p. 2697-2715 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Simple hyperintensional belief revision

    Berto, F., 5 Feb 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Erkenntnis. First Online, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Impossible worlds and the logic of imagination

    Berto, F., Dec 2017, In: Erkenntnis. 82, 6, p. 1277-1297 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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