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dhr. prof. dr. ing. R.A.M. (Robert) van Rooij

Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
ILLC

Bezoekadres
  • Science Park 105
  • Kamernummer: F1.03
Postadres
  • Postbus 94242
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profiel

    General

    I am professor of Logic and Cognition (with special attention to the analysis of language) at the ILLC (Faculty of Science,  the University of Amsterdam). I work on the formal semantics (e.g., generics, comparatives, questions, dynamic semantics) and pragmatics (e.g. conversational implicatures, presuppositions) of natural language, philosophy of language (e.g. propositional attitudes, reference), philosophical logic (e.g. vagueness, truth, conditionals) and cognition (causality, categorisation, decision making, learning, bounded rationality, persuasion). In my research I mainly use logic, (probabilistic) causal models, and decision and (evolutionary) game theory as formal tools. 

    I studied philosophy (Nijmegen) and linguistics (Tilburg), and I did my PhD at the 'Institute for Natural Language Processing' (IMS) in Stuttgart (1997). Immediately afterwards I started as a post-doc at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and never left. I received several local (from the uvA), national (KNAW, NWO) and international (ERS, ESF) grants for my research (see CV) and was a board member of several major (inter)national projects I was involved in (including the AI-oriented Marie Curie ESSENCE project, the philosophy-oriented `Communication and Context'-project, the linguistic-oriented VAAG project, and a project with mostly psycholinguists). I used to be situated at the Department of Philosophy (1997-2013), but since 2013 I work at the Faculty of Science, and teach also on Artificial intelligence.

     

    My cv

    My old homepage with older papers

    Papers ordered by subject matter

    Books

    I edited several books  (`Vagueness in Communication', 2011; `Language, Games, and Evolution', 2011; `New Perspectives on Games and Interaction', 2007, and `Game Theory and Pragmatic', 2006) and wrote one monograph.

    Attitudes and Changing Contexts (monograph)

    Game Theory and Pragmatics

    - Review Game Theory and Pragmatics

    Interview on vagueness

    If you want to hear me being interviewed on vagueness, look at the following page:

    Interview on vagueness

  • Publicaties

    2019

    • Schulz, K., & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2019). Conditionals, causality and conditional probability. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 28(1).
    • Schulz, K., & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2019). Generic sentences: Representativeness or Causality? In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2019). A causal power theory of generics. Topoi.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2019). Generics and typicality: a bounded rationality approach. Linguistics and Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-019-09265-8
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2019). Conditionals, causality and conditional probability. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 28(1), 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10849-018-9275-5 [details]
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2019). Generic sentences: Representativeness or Causality? In M. T. Espinal, E. Castroviejo, M. Leonetti, L. McNally, & C. Real-Puigdollers (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23 (Vol. 2, pp. 409-425). Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2019.v23i2.621 [details]
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2019). Natural kinds and dispositions: A causal analysis. Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02184-y

    2018

    • Brochhagen, T., Franke, M., & van Rooij, R. (2018). Coevolution of Lexical Meaning and Pragmatic Use. Cognitive Science, 42(8), 2757–2789. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12681 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2018). Intensional identity. In The Semantics Companion Wiley.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Brochhagen, T. S. (2018). Extremes are typical. A game theoretical derivation. In T. Gamerschlag (Ed.), Cognitive Structures.: Language, Cognition and Mind Springer.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Kochari, A. (2018). Grounding a pragmatic theory of vagueness on experimental data. In Vagueness and Rationality Springer.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2018). Indicative conditionals. In The Semantic Companion Wiley.

    2017

    • Cobreros, P., Égré, P., Ripley, D., & van Rooij, R. (2017). Tolerant Reasoning: Nontransitive or Nonmotonic? Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-017-1584-8
    • Van Rooij, R. (2017). Generics and typicality. In U. Sauerland, & S. Solt (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22 (Vol. 2, pp. 443-461). (ZAS Papers in Linguistics; Vol. 61). Berlin: Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2017). A fine-grained global analysis of implicatures. In S. Pistoia-Reda, & F. Domaneschi (Eds.), Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions (pp. 73-110). (Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50696-8_4 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2017). Nonmonotonicity and Knowability: As Knowable as Possible. In C. Başkent, L. S. Moss, & R. Ramanujam (Eds.), Rohit Parikh on Logic, Language and Society (pp. 53-65). (Outstanding Contributions to Logic; Vol. 11). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47843-2_3 [details]
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2017). Topic, focus, and exhaustive interpretation. In C. Lee, F. Kiefer, & M. Krifka (Eds.), Contrastiveness in Information Structure, Alternatives and Scalar Implicatures (pp. 63-82). (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; Vol. 91). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10106-4_4 [details]

    2016

    • van Rooij, R. A. M., Brochhagen, T. S., & Franke, M. (2016). Learning biases may prevent lexicalization of pragmatic inferences: a case study combining iterated (Bayesian) learning and functional selection. In Proceedings of Cognitive Science Conference 2016 (pp. 2081-2086). Cognitive Science Society.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., Cobreros, P., Egre, P., & Ripley, D. (2016). Comparing some Substructural Strategies Dealing with Vagueness. In Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge Based Systems (Vol. IPMU 2016)
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2016). Analysing communicative diversity via the Stag Hunt. In Diversity @ ECAI 2016: International Workshop on Diversity-Aware Artificial Intelligence : The Hague, Netherlands, 29th August 2016 : workshop proceedings (pp. 50-52). The Hague: ECAI. [details]

    2015

    • Cobreros, P., Egré, P., Ripley, D., & van Rooij, R. (2015). Pragmatic interpretation of vague expressions: strongest meaning and nonmonotonic consequence. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 44(4), 375-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10992-014-9325-7 [details]
    • Cobreros, P., Egré, P., Ripley, D., & van Rooij, R. (2015). Vagueness, truth and permissive consequence. In D. Achourioti, H. Galinon, J. Martínez Fernández, & K. Fujimoto (Eds.), Unifying the philosophy of truth (pp. 409-430). (Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science; Vol. 36). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9673-6_21 [details]
    • Franke, M., & van Rooij, R. (2015). Strategies of Persuasion, Manipulation and Propaganda: Psychological and Social Aspects. In J. van Benthem, S. Ghosh, & R. Verbrugge (Eds.), Models of Strategic Reasoning: Logics, Games, and Communities (pp. 255-291). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8972), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48540-8_8 [details]

    2014

    • Cobreros, P., Egré, P., Ripley, D., & van Rooij, R. (2014). Priests' Moteobike and Tolerant Identity. In R. Ciuni, H. Wansing, & C. Willkommen (Eds.), Recent Trends in Philosophical Logic (pp. 75-83). (Trends in logic; Vol. 41). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06080-4_6 [details]
    • De Jaegher, K., & van Rooij, R. (2014). Game-theoretic pragmatics under conflicting and common interests. Erkenntnis, 79(Suppl. 4), 769-820. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-013-9465-0 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2014). Being Tolerant about Identity? In D. Gutzmann, J. Köpping, & C. Meier (Eds.), Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation (pp. 187-202). (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface; Vol. 32). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004279377_009 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2014). Knowledge attributions in context of decision problems. In F. Lihoreau, & M. Rebuschi (Eds.), Epistemology, Context, and Formalism (pp. 109-125). (Synthese Library; Vol. 369). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02943-6_7 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2014). Leibnizian intensional semantics for syllogistic reasoning. In R. Ciuni, H. Wansing, & C. Willkommen (Eds.), Recent Trends in Philosophical Logic (pp. 179-194). (Trends in logic; Vol. 41). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06080-4_13 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2014). Reference and denotation. In V. Hendricks, & S. O. Hansson (Eds.), Handbook of Formal Philosophy
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2014). A question of priority. In E. McCready, K. Yabushita, & K. Yoshimoto (Eds.), Formal approaches to semantics and pragmatics: Japanese and beyond (pp. 273-293). (Studies in linguistics and philosophy; Vol. 95). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8813-7_13 [details]

    2013

    2012

    2011

    • De Jaegher, K., & van Rooij, R. (2011). Strategic Vagueness, and Appropriate Contexts. In A. Benz, C. Ebert, G. Jäger, & R. van Rooij (Eds.), Language, Games, and Evolution: Trends in Current Research on Language and Game Theory (pp. 40-59). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6207), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18006-4_3 [details]
    • Franke, M., Jäger, G., & van Rooij, R. (2011). Vagueness, Signaling and Bounded Rationality. In T. Onoda, D. Bekki, & E. McCready (Eds.), New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI-isAI 2010 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AMBN, ISS, Tokyo, Japan, November 18-19, 2010 : revised selected papers (pp. 45-59). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6797), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25655-4_5 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2011). Implicit versus explicit comparatives. In P. Égré, & N. Klinedinst (Eds.), Vagueness and language use (pp. 51-72). (Palgrave studies in pragmatics, language and cognition). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230299313_3 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2011). Measurement and interadjective comparisons. Journal of Semantics, 28(3), 335-358. https://doi.org/10.1093/jos/ffq018 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2011). Revealed preference and satisficing behavior. Synthese, 179(Supplement 1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-010-9826-z [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2011). Vagueness and linguistics. In G. Ronzitti (Ed.), Vagueness: A Guide (pp. 123-170). (Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science; Vol. 19). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0375-9_6 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2011). Vagueness, tolerance and non-transitive entailment. In P. Cintula, C. G. Fermuller, L. Godo, & P. Hajek (Eds.), Understanding Vagueness: Logical, Philosophical, and Linguistic Perspectives (pp. 205-221). (Studies in Logic; Vol. 36). London: College Publications. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., Benz, A., Elbert, C., & Jaeger, G. (Eds.) (2011). Language, Games and Evolution. In Language, Games, and Evolution Springer.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., Nauwen, R., Sauerland, U., & Schmitz, H. C. (Eds.) (2011). Vagueness in Communication. In Vagueness in Communication (Logic and Philosophy of Language). Springer.

    2010

    • van Rooij, R. (2010). Conjunctive interpretation of disjunction. Semantics and Pragmatics, 3(11), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.3765/sp.3.11 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2010). Presupposition: an (un)common attitude. Current research in the semantics/pragmatics interface, 21, 1-28. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2010). The predicability tree: how, and why? In The evolution of language: proceedings of the 8th International Conference (EVOLANG8), Utrecht, Netherlands, 14-17 April 2010 (pp. 329-335). Singapore: World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814295222_0042
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2010). Games and Pragmatics. In Angel (Ed.), IWCog-10
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2010). Non-monotonic reasoning in interpretation. In J. van Benthem, & A. ter Meulen (Eds.), Handbook of Logic and Language (Elsevier Insights). Amsterdam: Elsevier. [details]

    2009

    • van Rooij, R. (2009). Comparing questions and answers: a bit of logic, a bit of language, and some bits of information. In G. Sommaruga (Ed.), Formal theories of information: From Shannon to semantic information theory and general concepts of information (pp. 161-192). (Lecture notes in computer science; No. 5363). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00659-3_7 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2009). Extending syllogistic reasoning. In Seventeenth Amsterdam Colloquium, December 16-18, 2009: pre-proceedings (pp. 107-116). Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2009). Vagueness and semi-orders. In Predication and truth: Proceedings of the Vth Navarra Workshop on Vagueness: University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 12-13 June 2009 [details]

    2008

    • van Rooij, R. (2008). Comparatives and quantifiers. Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics, 7, 423-444. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2008). Evolutionary motivations for semantic universals. In R. Eckardt, G. Jäger, & T. Veenstra (Eds.), Variation, selection, development: Probing the evolutionary model of language change (pp. 103-142). (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; No. 197). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2008). Games and Quantity implicatures. Journal of Economic Methodology, 15(3), 261-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501780802321376 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. (2008). Towards a uniform analysis of 'any'. Natural Language Semantics, 16(4), 297-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11050-008-9035-1 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Apt, K. (Eds.) (2008). New Perspectives on Games and Interaction. In New Perspectives on Games and Interaction Amsterdam University Press.

    2007

    • Aloni, M., Beaver, D., Clark, B., & van Rooij, R. (2007). The dynamics of topic and focus. In M. Aloni, A. Butler, & P. Dekker (Eds.), Questions in dynamic semantics (pp. 123-145). (Current research in the semantics/pragmatics interface; No. 17). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
    • Benz, A., & van Rooij, R. (2007). Optimal assertions, and what they implicate: A uniform game theoretic approach. Topoi, 26(1), 63-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-006-9007-3 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2007). Strengthening Conditional Presuppositions. Journal of Semantics, 24(3), 289-304. https://doi.org/10.1093/jos/ffm007
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Aloni, M. (2007). Free choice items and alternatives. In Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation: Proceedings of KNAW Academy Colloquium
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Jaeger, G. (2007). Language Structure: Psychological and Social Constraints. Synthese, 159(1), 99-130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-006-9073-5
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & de Jager, S. T. (2007). Explaining Quantity Implicatures. In Proceeings of TARK 11
    • van Rooij, R., & Schulz, K. (2007). Only: meaning and implicature. In M. Aloni, A. Butler, & P. Dekker (Eds.), Questions in dynamic semantics (pp. 193-224). (Current research in the semantics/pragmatics interface; No. 17). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

    2006

    • Benz, A., Jaeger, G., & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). An introduction to Game Theory for Linguistics. In A. Benz, G. Jaeger, & R. A. M. van Rooij (Eds.), Game Theory and Pragmatics (pp. 1-82). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Schulz, K., & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). Pragmatic Meaning and Non-monotonic Reasoning: The Case of Exhaustive Interpretation. Linguistics and Philosophy, 29, 205-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-005-3760-4
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). Attitudes and Changing Contexts. Berlin: Springer.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). Evolutionary games and semantic universals. In A. Cangelosi, A. Smith, & K. Smith (Eds.), The Evolution of Language (pp. 356-363). New Jersey: World Scientific.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). Free choice counterfactual donkeys. Journal of Semantics, 23, 383-402.
    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2006). Pragmatic value and complex sentences. Mind and Matter, 4(2).
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Sevenster, M. (2006). Different Faces of Risky Speech. In A. Benz, G. Jaeger, & R. A. M. van Rooij (Eds.), Game Theory and Pragmatics (pp. 155-178). (Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]

    2014

    2011

    • Nouwen, R., van Rooij, R., Sauerland, U., & Schmitz, H-C. (2011). Vagueness in Communication: International Workshop, ViC 2009, held as part of ESSLLI 2009, Bordeaux, France, July 20-24, 2009 : revised selected papers. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6517), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18446-8 [details]

    2009

    • van Rooij, R. (2009). [Review of: J. Almog, P. Leonardi (2009) The philosophy of David Kaplan]. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2009(09), [34]. [details]

    2008

    • Apt, K. R., & van Rooij, R. (2008). New Perspectives on Games and Interaction. (Texts in logic and games; Vol. 4). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2017

    2006

    • van Rooij, R. (2006). Optimality-Theoretic and Game-Theoretic Approaches to Implicature. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006(Winter), 205-250.

    2018

    • van Rooij, R. A. M., Cobreros, P., Egre, P., & Ripley, D. (2018). Inferences and meta-inferences.

    2017

    • van Rooij, R. A. M. (2017). Generics and typicality: a bounded rationality approach. Paper presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 22, 2017, .

    Prijs

    • van Maanen, L., Schulz, K. & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2018). Unraveling the causal mind.

    Mediaoptreden

    • van Rooij, R. (22-01-2018). Kennislink Kennislink. Te kort door de bocht, maar toch waar>.
    • van Rooij, R. (22-01-2018). Te kocht door de bocht, maar toch waar [Web] Kennislink. Te kort door de bocht, maar toch waar.
    • van Rooij, R. (11-09-2014). De logica van vaag taalgebruik [Web] Kennislink. De logica van vaag taalgebruik.
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