Robert Williams. Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Leeds.
AOS: Philosophy of logic and language, Metaphysics, Formal epistemology.
Role: Director of NatRep.
Simon Hewitt (Post-doctoral research fellow)
AOS: Logic, Philosophy of language, Philosophy of mathematics.
Gail Leckie. (Post-doctoral research fellow)
AOS: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind
My research interests run from the philosophy of logic (the nature of truth and falsity, logical consequence, the normativity of logic) to metaphysics (metaontology, social ontology) and metasemantics (semantic indeterminacy, externalism). I obtained my PhD in 2013 at the University of Leeds, spent two years at the Northern Institute of Philosophy in Aberdeen, and returned to Leeds in 2015, joining NatRep in 2016.
Nick Tasker (project PhD student).
Sept. 2013 –
Will Gamester (project PhD student).
Sept. 2013 –
Jennifer Carr (postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy of language).
Sept. 2013- Sept 2015
Rachel Goodman (postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy of mind).
Sept 2013-Sept 2016
Rachel earned her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2013. Her dissertation was a defense of the idea that singular thought plays a special role with respect to thought more generally: it supplies thought’s content. Her current interests center on the relationship between mental files and singular thought, and the role of object-dependent content in a theory of thought. More broadly, she is interested in what grounds thought and makes it contentful, in the relationship between mental and linguistic content, and in questions about individual competence raised by being an externalist about mental content.
Laura Crosilla (PhD student)