Researchers

Daniel Cohnitz

Daniel Cohnitz is professor of theoretical philosophy at the University of Tartu. Daniel has published on information theory, metaphilosophy and a variety of topics within philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics, philosophy of mind and epistemology. He is directing the chair of theoretical philosophy at the University of Tartu.

 

 


Luis Estrada-González

Luis Estrada-González finished a PhD in contemporary philosophy in the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (Mexico) under the supervision of Dr. Ivonne Victoria Pallares-Vega. His work is mainly on philosophy of logic and category theory. For the academic year 2010-2011 he was in a research stay at the Bernoulli Institute, University of  Groningen.

Luis works on the analysis of some philosophical claims based on topos-theoretical results (“The objective logic of variable sets is intuitionistic”, “The universal, invariant mathematical laws are intuionistic”, etc.). His thesis is that current topos theory gives us just part of the concept of topos, and that in a further, more abstract development these claims have just limited application.

Luis is planning to return to more traditional problems in the philosophy of logic. He is interested in the axiomatic emptiness of logical consequence, an abstract view of what the relata of logical consequence are, and the debate between logical monism and logical pluralism, and the consequences of all that for the investigation on the logical conditions for the possibility of communication.

Luis did a master in philosophy of science in UNAM also supervised by Dr. Pallares-Vega. There he put forward an argument based on topos theory against meaning-variance between different logics.

 

 


Alexander Davies

Alex Davies received his PhD in 2012 from King’s College London under the supervision of Mark Textor and Charles Travis. In his dissertation he describes a utility of the context-sensitivity of natural language that places the phenomenon on an equal footing with phonology and syntax as an indispensible property of natural language. He has worked on incommensurability, semantic relativism, illocutionary silencing, and philosophical methodology. As part of the CCCOM project he aims to apply both recent developments in action theory and longstanding findings from conversation analysis to Austin’s speech act theory in order to develop an account of verbal disputes within a radical contextualist framework.

 

 


Giovanni Mion

Giovanni Mion received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he worked under the supervision of Christopher Gauker. In 2011, Mion published Knowledge and Objectivity (Aracne, Rome). He is the author of several academic papers including “God, Ignorance and Existence” (International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2011) and “Skepticism and Objective Contexts: A Critique of DeRose” (International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, forthcoming). Before he joined the CCCOM project, Mion taught philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award of the Graduate School, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and at the University of New York in Prague. His areas of expertise are Philosophy of Language, Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion. As part of the CCCOM project Mion aims to explain how a contextualist theory of knowledge attribution can explain the existence of disagreement among speakers.