University of British Columbia
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 13
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    Logic in the Tractatus
    Review of Symbolic Logic 10 (1): 1-50. 2017.
    I present a reconstruction of the logical system of the Tractatus, which differs from classical logic in two ways. It includes an account of Wittgenstein’s “form-series” device, which suffices to express some effectively generated countably infinite disjunctions. And its attendant notion of structure is relativized to the fixed underlying universe of what is named. There follow three results. First, the class of concepts definable in the system is closed under finitary induction. Second, if the …Read more
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    A Closer Look at Manifest Consequence
    Journal of Philosophical Logic 43 (2-3): 471-498. 2014.
    Fine (2007) argues that Frege’s puzzle and its relatives demonstrate a need for a basic reorientation of the field of semantics. According to this reorientation, the domain of semantic facts would be closed not under the classical consequence relation but only under a stronger relation Fine calls “manifest consequence.” I examine Fine’s informally sketched analyses of manifest consequence, showing that each can be amended to determine a class of strong consequence relations. A best candidate rel…Read more