Philosophy

Past Discovery projects

  • Meaning in Action - new techniques for language, logic and information (2015-2019)

    Professor Greg Restall

    This project aims to bridge philosophy, linguistics, logic and computation by developing proof-theoretical semantics for a comprehensive fragment of Montague Grammar (a formal language suited to analysing natural languages). It aims to show how this can be implemented in software, exploring and evaluating the philosophical assumptions grounding inferentialism and proof-theoretical semantics. It seeks to exploit and examine the connections between logic, linguistics philosophy and computer science and to chart how information is grounded in our interaction with the world and our norms for dialogue. The result is expected to be a more realistic and comprehensive understanding of logic and language, and tools for software that communicates more flexibly and effectively.

  • The Many Moral Rationalisms (2011-2014)

    Dr Fran├žois Schroeter, Dr Karen F Jones, Professor Michael A. Smith (Princeton)

    This project addresses the foundations of morality. It contributes to our self-understanding by generating new insights into the objectivity of morality and into the role of reason and emotion in moral judgment.