Institute of Information Theory and Automation

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Berta Grimau, Ph.D.

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Research interests: 
Semantics of plurals, plural logic, formal metaphysics, semantics of graded predicates, vagueness.

Short bio:

I obtained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (2011) from the University of Barcelona and an MA in Logic and Philosophy of Science (2014) from the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Munich), where I wrote my master thesis under the supervision of Hannes Leitgeb. After that I got my PhD in Philosophy (2018) from the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Adam Rieger, Stefan Krämer, Fraser MacBride and Bruno Whittle. Moreover, during my PhD, I did a research stay at Ohio State University, supervised by Stewart Shapiro. Since October 2018, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (Czech Academy of Sciences), in Prague.

Research:

My research is mainly in the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language and formal semantics, although I am also interested in topics in the philosophy of mathematics and formal metaphysics. In particular, I have worked on the semantics of plurals and their potential as formal tools with which to carry out philosophical endeavours such as metaphysical nominalism and logicism. I am currently working on the topic of formalising reasoning with graded predicates and, in particular, on using fuzzy logics to this end.

Publications:

'Structured Plurality Reconsidered'. Forthcoming in Journal of Semantics (2020).

'In Defence of Higher-Level Plural Logic: Drawing Conclusions from Natural Language'. Forthcoming in Synthese (2019).

'Review of Reflective Equilibrium and the Principles of Logical Analysis'. Forthcoming in The Philosophical Quarterly (2019).

'Making Sense of Higher-Level Plurals'. In Pavel Arazim & Tomáš Lávička (eds.), The Logica Yearbook 2016. London: College Publications (2017).

Teaching:

I have worked as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, teaching critical thinking and philosophy of mathematics (as a guest lecturer). Moreover, also in Glasgow, I worked as a tutor, teaching various topics within theoretical philosophy – critical thinking, logic, philosophy of mind and metaphysics, among others.

Other activities:

I have organised academic activities such as the Postgraduate Seminar at the University of Glasgow and two academic conferences as a delegate of Minorities and Philosophy at Glasgow. Moreover, I have acted as a reviewer for the Introduction to Philosophy Open Textbook (Logic chapter), for the Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, for Fuzzy Sets and Systems and for Synthese.

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