I am interested in (meta)metaphysics and (meta)ontology, especially in topics such as: Are there composite objects (e. g. tables and chairs), or merely simple particles? Is answering such ontological questions hard or easy? Do they even have objective, determinate answers?
Furthermore, I like the philosophy of language (indexicals and demonstratives) and Kant’s theoretical philosophy – especially the Second Antinomy of the first Critique, which deals with the divisibility of matter.
- 2018: Metasemantics, Intentions and Circularity. Synthese (with Lukas Lewerentz).According to intentionalism, a demonstrative d refers to an object o only if the speaker intends d to refer to o. Intentionalism is a popular view in metasemantics, but Gauker has recently argued that it is circular. We defend intentionalism against this objection, by showing that Gauker’s argument rests on a misconstrual of the aim of metasemantics. We then introduce two related, but distinct circularity objections: the worry that intentionalism is uninformative, and the problem of intentional bootstrapping, according to which it is impossible to have referential intentions. We also show how intentionalists could respond to these new objections.Link via Publisher
- 2018: Easy Ontology and Categorical Quantification. The 7th International Philosophy Graduate Conference, CEU Budapest; The 2018 Joint Session, Oxford
- 2018: Kant’s Mereological Relativism. Conceptions of Kantian Unity Workshop, Cambridge; GAP.10, Cologne.
- 2018: Demonstratives and Conflicting Intentions. 2nd Context, Cognition and Communication Conference, Warsaw (with Lukas Lewerentz).
- 2017: Quantification and Metaontological Deflationism. European Congress for Analytic Philosophy 9, München.
- 2016: Referential Intentions and the Metasemantics of Demonstratives. 1st Context, Cognition and Communication Conference, Warsaw (with Lukas Lewerentz).
- 2016: Frege versus Kaplan on Indexicals. 4th Seoul Philosophy Graduate Conference; 6th Humboldt/King’s Joint Graduate Workshop in Philosophy, Berlin.
- 2015: Keep it simple! Intentions in the Metasemantics of Demonstratives. Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2015 (with Lukas Lewerentz)