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mw. dr. K. (Katrin) Schulz

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Logic and Language
Fotograaf: Yunfu Duan

Bezoekadres
  • Oude Turfmarkt 143
  • Kamernummer: 1.13
Postadres
  • Postbus 94201
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profile

    I am assistant professor (UD 1) in logic at the department of philosophy, University of Amsterdam. My research is situated at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). At the moment my research focusses mainly on the question how we -- as humans -- make predictions. The ability to make predictions is key to our survival. But at the same time it is also very problematic, because -- as we all agree -- we cannot know the future. So, how do we make predictions? And why is it that we are doing it so successfully? I study these questions from various angles: linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. At the moment I focus on two particular cognitive tools that allow us to make predictions.

    • generic sentences, stereotypes and biases, and
    • the relation between causation and hypothetical thinking.

    Recently I have been awarded an NWO Open competition for digitalisation SSH for the project "The biased reality of online media - Using stereotypes to make media manipulation visible". Together with Leendert van Maanen from the University of Utrecht and two PhD students we will work on a model that allows the automatic extraction of stereotypes and biases from (online) text corpora. The model is based on the work I have done together with Robert van Rooij on the meaning of generic sentences. The project will start in the summer of 2020.

    I'm chair of the Causal Inference Lab of the University of Amsterdam.

    From September 2013 until August 2016 I was programme director of the BA philosophy at the University of Amsterdam.

    Between 2010 and 2015 I worked on an NWO veni- project with the title "The semantic anatomy of conditional sentences". This project aims to unravel the compositional structure of conditional sentences cross-linguistically.

    For slides of recent talks and manuscripts click on "research" below.

    Upcoming publications

    1. Rooij, R. van and K. Schulz: A causal semantics of IS generics, Accepted for publication in: Journal of Semantics.
    2. Schulz, K., S. Smets, F. Velázquez-Quesada, K. Xie (2019). A Logical and Empirical Study of Right-Nested Counterfactuals. Proceedings of Logic, Rationality, and Interaction; 7th International Workshop, Chongqing, China. The FoLLi series on Logic, Language and Information.
    3. Rooij, R. van & K. Schulz  (2019): A causal power theory of generics. Topoi. https://rdcu.be/bMdHN

    CV

  • Research
  • Teaching

    I'm teaching in the BA and MA programme in philosophy of the University of Amsterdam, as well as the BA Artificial Intelligence and the MA in logic.

    Conditional Sentences and Causal Reasoning

    Course taught as part of the MCMP Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2017 in Munich (http://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html).

    studiegids

    Onderwijsprijs / Teaching Award for Logische Analyse, bachelor philosophy (Dutch)

    This is a BA course that I enjoy teaching very much. It's a short 8 week course taught in the first semester of the academic year. One the one hand the course teaches philosophy students basic proof-writing skills up to proofs by induction. For this part I rely a lot on "How to prove it" by Velleman. On the other hand the course aims at training the students in analytical argumentation. This year I discussed with the students different alternatives to classical inference. We focused in particular on non-monotonic reasoning and paraconsistent logic.

    In 2011 the course Logische Analyse has won the teaching award of the faculty of humanities for the best BA course. For more information see the links below.

    Onderwijsprijs FGw

    Interview

  • Links

    Department of Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam

    My teaching institute.

    Philosophy homepage

    Institute for Logic, Language and Compuation (ILLC)

    My research institute.

    ILLC homepage

  • Publicaties

    2019

    • Schulz, K., Smets, S., Velázquez-Quesada, F. R., & Xie, K. (2019). A logical and empirical study of right-nested counterfactuals. In P. Blackburn, E. Lorini, & M. Guo (Eds.), Logic, Rationality, and Interaction: 7th International Workshop, LORI 2019, Chongqing, China, October 18–21, 2019 : proceedings (pp. 259-272). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11813), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-60292-8_19 [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2019). A causal power theory of generics. Topoi.
    • 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). 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). Natural kinds and dispositions: A causal analysis. Synthese. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02184-y

    2018

    • Schulz, K. (2018). The similarity approach strikes back: Negation in counterfactuals. In U. Sauerland, & S. Solt (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22 (Vol. 2, pp. 343-360). (ZAS Papers in Linguistics; Vol. 61). Berlin: Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics. [details]
    • van Rooij, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2018). Indicative conditionals. In The Semantic Companion Wiley.

    2017

    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

    2014

    2011

    2010

    • 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]

    2008

    2007

    • 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.
    • van Rooy, R. A. M., & Schulz, K. (2007). Only: Meaning and Implicatures. In M. Aloni, A. Butler, & P. Dekker (Eds.), Questions and Answers (pp. 193-224). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

    2006

    • 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

    2012

    • Aloni, M., Kimmelman, V., Roelofsen, F., Sassoon, G. W., Schulz, K., & Westera, M. (2012). Logic, language and meaning: 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21 2011: revised selected papers. (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 7218), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7 [details]

    2010

    • Aloni, M., Bastiaanse, H., de Jager, T., & Schulz, K. (2010). Preface. In M. Aloni, H. Bastiaanse, T. de Jager, & K. Schulz (Eds.), Logic, Language and Meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009 : revised selected papers (pp. VI). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6042), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1 [details]
    • Aloni, M., Bastiaanse, H., de Jager, T., & Schulz, K. (Eds.) (2010). Logic, language and meaning: 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 16-18, 2009 : revised selected papers. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6042), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), (FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1 [details]
    • Schulz, K. (2010). Troubles at the Semantics/Syntax Interface: Some thoughts about the modal approach to conditionals. In M. Prinzhorn, V. Schmitt, & S. Zobel (Eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 14 (pp. 388-404). Vienna: University of Vienna, Department of linguistics. [details]

    2007

    • Schulz, K. (2007). Counterfactual conditionals and dynamic laws. In M. Aloni, & P. Dekker (Eds.), Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 193-198). Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam.
    • Schulz, K. (2007). English past and perfect as semantically ambiguous mood marker. In M. Aloni, & P. Dekker (Eds.), Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium (pp. 27-30). Amsterdam: ILLC, University of Amsterdam.

    Prijs

    • McHugh, D., Schulz, K. & Smets, S. J. L. (2018). NWO PhDs in the Humanities Grant (€226,000). Grant number PGW.18.028.
    • van Maanen, L., Schulz, K. & van Rooij, R. A. M. (2018). Unraveling the causal mind.
    • Schulz, K. (2010). NWO veni grant for the project with the title: The semantic anatomy of conditional sentences.

    2017

    2007

    • Schulz, K. (2007). Minimal models in semantics and pragmatics : free choice, exhaustivity, and conditionals. Amsterdam: Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. [details]
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