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Berta Grimau, Ph.D.

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postdoc
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266053415
Research interests: 
Semantics of plurals, plural logic, higher-order logic, formal metaphysics, semantics of graded predicates, vagueness.

Short bio:

I obtained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (2011) at the University of Barcelona and a MA in Logic and Philosophy of Science (2014) at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Munich), where I wrote my master thesis under the supervision of Hannes Leitgeb. I obtained a PhD in Philosophy (2018) at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Adam Rieger, Stefan Krämer, Fraser MacBride and Bruno Whittle. During my PhD studies, I carried out a research stay under the supervision of Stewart Shapiro at Ohio State University. Since October 2018 I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (Czech Academy of Sciences) in Prague, working with Carles Noguera for the project Reasoning with Graded Properties

Research:

My research is mainly in the philosophy of logic and the philosophy of language, 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 reasoning with graded predicates and, in particular, on using fuzzy logics to this end.

Teaching:

I have worked as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, teaching critical thinking and philosophy of mathematics. Moreover, also in Glasgow, I have 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). I am also the editor of the logic section of the Diversity Reading List.

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