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Mr T. (Tom) Schoonen MSc

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Philosophical Tradition in Context

Visiting address
  • Science Park 107
Postal address
  • Postbus 94201
    1090 GE Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    (You can find more information on my own webpage here.)

    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 and Arianna Betti. Within the project, I focus on the link between conceivability and modality, in particular, the relation between conceivability and (metaphysical) possibility. I am also interested in meta-theoretical issues concerning the relation between (formal) theories and the world or phenomenon these theories are about, as well as issues in philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and formal semantics.

    Previously, I completed the MSc Logic at the ILLC, where my dissertation concerned an argument for the use of impossible worlds in formal semantics, based on a methodological argument and an argument from utility, which was supervised by Franz Berto and Paul Dekker (the dissertation can be found here). Before this, I completed the MSc Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh, where my dissertation was centred around Scott Soames' recent reductio argument against the conception of propostions as sets of truth-supporting circumstances and was supervised by Brian Rabern (the dissertation can be found here). 

    Full CV here.

  • Publications



    • Schoonen, T., & Berto, F. (2017). Noneism and Allism on the Objects of Thought. The IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications, 4(11), 3739-3757. [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (12-2019). The Epistemological Value of Pretense Imagination, Tilburg University.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (11-2019). The Epistemological Value of Pretense Imagination, KU Leuven.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (11-2019). The Epistemological Value of Pretense Imagination, Departement Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (9-2019). Concrete Imagination and the Epistemology of Possibility, University of Dusseldorf.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (6-2019). Logical Development of Pretense, University of Turin.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (5-2019). Concrete Imagination and Epistemology of Possibility, Department of Philosophy and Arché Research Centre.
    • Schoonen, T. (speaker) (5-2019). Embodied Constraints on Imagination, University of Leeds.
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