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Erich Rast, Ph.D.

Philosophy of Language,  Value Theory, Logic, Ontology, Formal Epistemology, 20th Century Philosophy

Hi! I am a postdoctoral research fellow for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology at the New University of Lisbon. My current work concerns issues in formal value theory, linguistic context sensitivity of evaluative language use and  related topics in formal ethics, decision making and the philosophy of language.

I have also worked on philosophical problems of indexicality and essential indexicals, indexical and nonindexical context dependence (contextualism vs. relativism), the Knowledge Argument and qualia, interpretation as inference to the best explanation, categorial grammar, intensional type theory, and concepts. I am also interested in and currently working on topics in metaethics and decision making and nonmonotonic inference mechanisms in A.I.

Please check out the links to the left for more information and recent publications.

*** FCT Project Values in Argumentative Discourse ***