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Tom Schoonen

Room 2.16 (OTM 145)
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 141-147
1012 GC Amsterdam

I am a teaching fellow at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) and at the Institute for Philosophy, University of Leiden. Before this, I completed a PhD at the same insitute, where I work on the ERC-project The Logic of Conceivability, supervised by Franz Berto, Arianna Betti, and Peter Hawke.

My PhD dissertation, Tales of Similarity and Imagination, can be found here. In it, I discuss and develop modest, empiricist epistemologies of possibility. I focus on imagination-based and similarity-based approaches to the epistemology of possibility and defend a non-exceptionalist epistemology of philosophical thought experiments.

Previously, I completed the MSc Logic at the ILLC; I worked as a Network Institute Academy Assistant for the 'Modelling Perspectives in Philosophy' research project with Arianna Betti and Piek Vossen; and I studied philosophy of language and philosophy of mind during the MSc Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh.