projects

some things I’m working on

Feel free to email me for drafts or discussion.

Decision rules for imprecise Lockeans

I outline some ways to establish a utility-theoretic Lockean thesis connecting our rational beliefs to our rational imprecise credences.

Relevance and the aim of inquiry

I develop a relevance-first theory of rational inquiry, and relate it to accuracy-first theories of rational belief/credence.

Question-sensitive beliefs and question-sensitive contents

In a certain sense, our beliefs are question-sensitive. I reason about how this assumption should (not) affect our semantics of belief reports as well as our general theory of communication.

Minimal rationality of fragmented and question-sensitive beliefs

I study the logic of fragmented and question-sensitive beliefs, and use it to propose some minimal rationality constraints for agents with such beliefs.

papers

some things I used to work on

2021

Factive islands and interrogative logical triviality. PDF

Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 30.

2020

The semantics and pragmatics of nouns in concealed
questions.
PDF

Semantics & Pragmatics 13(7).

2019

Sortal versus relational nouns in concealed questions.

Proceedings of Chicago Linguistic Society 54. Superseded by The semantics and pragmatics of nouns in concealed questions.

Inquisitive logical triviality and grammar. PDF

MSc thesis, University of Amsterdam. Partially superseded by Unacceptability in Yucatec Maya revisited.

OTHER

Unacceptability in Yucatec Maya revisited.

Manuscript, awaiting submission since ages. Email me for a copy.

talks

selected past & upcoming talks

2021

Decision rules for imprecise Lockeans.

Talk at CLLAM seminar, Stockholm University, November 2021.

2020

Delusions and other question-sensitive beliefs. Handout

Talk at fifth PLM workshop on Delusions in language and mind, University of Amsterdam (on-line), October 2020.

Factive islands and interrogative logical triviality. Slides

Talk at SALT 30, Cornell University (on-line), August 2020.

2019

Sources of meaning-driven unacceptability. Abstract

Talk at Principles of Formal Semantics, Stockholm University, September 2019.

Inquisitive logical triviality and questions in Yucatec Maya. Handout

Talk at third InqBnB workshop, University of Amsterdam, June 2019.

2018

Sortal versus relational nouns in concealed questions.

Talk at CLS 54, University of Chicago, April 2018.

teaching

courses I’ve taught as lecturer

For courses taught as instructor or assistant, see my CV.

Metod - Argumentation, semantik och formell logik.

2020, 2021. Gavs som del av Teoretisk Filosofi I.

Slides - Kursdel I

Argument I Argument II Mängdlära Semantik I Semantik II Semantik III Repetition I

Slides - Kursdel II

Satslogik I Satslogik II Satslogik III Predikatlogik I Predikatlogik II Predikatlogik III Repetition II

contact

say hello

For current physical address, see my CV.