Tom Schoonen

Room 1.08 (OTM 141)
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 141-143
1012 GC Amsterdam

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC), where I work on the ERC-project The Logic of Conceivability, supervised by Franz Berto, Arianna Betti, and Peter Hawke. Within the project, I focus on the link between conceivability and modality, in particular, the relation between imagination and (metaphysical) possibility. The Logic of Conceivability project runs a bi-weekly seminar with talks on relevant literature or works in progress. You can find the programme here.

Previously, I completed the MSc Logic at the ILLC and I also worked as a Network Institute Academy Assistant for the 'Modelling Perspectives in Philosophy' research project with Arianna Betti and Piek Vossen. In this project we tried to extract perspectives from philosophical texts, using computational techniques from Natural Language Processing, with Quine's Word and Object as a case study.

Before this, I studied philosophy of language and philosophy of mind during the MSc Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh.


June 2018
On June 28th-30th, Peter and I will be presenting something on thought-experiments at the European Epistemology Network conference at the VU.

July 2018
From July 2nd to July 6th, I will be attending the Models for Bounded Reasoning in Individuals and Groups workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden.

From July 9th to July 13th, I will be going to the Central European University in Budapest for a summer school on Thinking About the Possible. I will also present my own work there during the student presentation sessions.