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The LogIn Podcast

Here you can find links to the latest LogIn interviews with brilliant and inspiring researchers. 

Episode 1: Anand Vaidya
Episode 1: Anand VaidyaLogIn Project
00:00 / 26:27

Prof. Anand Jayprakash Vaidya is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University in Northern California. He received his doctorate from UCSB with a dissertation titled “The Epistemology of Metaphysical Modality”. His work is multidisciplinary and spans from logic and the epistemology of modality to philosophical methodology and philosophy of mind from a cross-cultural point of view, as well as Indian philosophy.

In this episode, we talk about logical pluralism and Indian philosophy, the ACE methodology and finding liberation in logic.

You can find Prof. Vaidya's website at


You can find the articles mentioned in the episode here: 

- Public Philosophy: Cross-Cultural and Multi-Disciplinary, in Comparative Philosophy 6.2: 35-57: 2015.

- Arthapatti: An Anglo-Indo-Analytic Attempt at Cross-Cultural Conceptual Engineering, in Malcolm Keating (Ed.) Controversial Reasoning in Indian Philosophy. Bloomsbury Publishing: 311-333: 2020.

- Experimental and Analytic Philosophy in the Reflection of Comparative Philosophy, in Mizumoto.M., Ganeri, J., and Goddard, C. (Eds.) Ethno-Episetmology: New Directions in Global Epistemology. Routledge Publishing: 245-263: 2020.

and the book by Catarina Dutilh Novaes,  The Dialogical Roots of Deduction: Historical, Cognitive, and Philosophical Perspectives on Reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Episode 2: Jonathan O. Chimakonam
Episode 2: Jonathan O. ChimakonamLogIn Project
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Prof. Jonathan Okeke Chimakonam obtained his doctorate from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He specialises in Logic and African Philosophy. He teaches at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and taught previously at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He is author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several books and articles including Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies (Springer, 2019). He is the convener of the Calabar School of Philosophy (CSP) and is the current editor of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions.

In this episode we talk about African logic, the applicability of different laws of thought, the importance of logic in philosophical systems and freedom of thought as a special kind of freedom.

You can find Prof. Chimakonam's webpage here

Here's a link to the book Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies (Springer, 2019)

Episode 3: Diana Carolina Montoya
Episode 3: Diana Carolina MontoyaLogIn Project
00:00 / 29:36

Dr Diana Carolina Montoya is FWF-Hertha Firnberg postdoctoral fellow at the Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical Logic at the University of Vienna. Dr Montoya received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Vienna with a dissertation titled “Some cardinal invariants of generalised Baire spaces”. Her research interests deal with Set Theory, specifically forcing, cardinal invariants of the continuum and its generalisations to the context of uncountable cardinals. Before her doctoral studies in Vienna, she studied in Bogotá at Universidad de los Andes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

In this episode we talk about models of set theory, women in logic, doing maths for the sake of pure knowledge and much more.

You can find Dr Montoya's website here.

Episode 4: Richard Kimberly Heck
Episode 4: Richard Kimberly HeckLogIn Project
00:00 / 31:00

Prof. Richard Kimberly (Riki) Heck received their PhD from MIT in 1991 and have taught at Brown since 2005. They are best known for their work on Gottlob Frege's philosophy of logic and mathematics, having written two books on that topic: Frege's Theorem and Reading Frege's Grundgesetze, both from Oxford University Press.

Heck has also worked extensively on philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of mind. Most recently, however, they have been working on a range of issues concerning gender and sexuality. Concerning the former, Heck is primarily interested in understanding the notion of gender identity, that is, the subjective experience of oneself as a gendered person. Concerning the latter, Heck is working toward a book on pornography, with special attention to the transformative potential of queer and feminist pornography.

Heck is Associate Editor for Philosophy of Mathematics at Thought and is a member of the editorial boards of Philosophers' ImprintPhilosophia Mathematica, and the Journal of Philosophical Logic.

Episode 5: Lavinia Picollo
Episode 5: Lavinia PicolloLogIn Project
00:00 / 34:35

Dr. Lavinia Picollo is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore. She received her PhD from the University of Buenos Aires in 2015 and has worked as an Assistant Professor at the MCMP and then as a Lecturer at UCL. Her research focuses on philosophical logic, formal metaphysics, and the philosophy of logic and mathematics.​

Episode 6: Gillian Russell
Episode 6: Gillian RussellLogIn Project
00:00 / 42:06

Prof. Gillian Russell is Professor of Philosophy at ANU, and part-time Professorial Fellow at the Arché Research Center at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She received her PhD from Princeton in 2004 and then worked at Washington University in St Louis and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was appointed Alumni Distinguished Professor in Philosophy in 2019. Her research mainly focuses on logic, epistemology, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of language.

Episode 7: Koji Tanaka
Episode 7: Koji TanakaLogIn Project
00:00 / 44:54

Dr Koji Tanaka is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. His main research areas are Logic, Philosophy and History of Logic, Buddhist Philosophy and (Classical) Chinese Philosophy. He is an Associate Editor for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy (AJP).

Episode 8: Carrie Jenkins
Episode 8: Carrie JenkinsLogIn Project
00:00 / 59:04

Professor Carrie Jenkins works at the intersection of philosophy and the creative arts, with focus on the philosophy of love, poetry and fiction, and a priori knowledge. She is a professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, and obtained her PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. She also has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has held positions at the University of St Andrews, the Australian National University, the University of Michigan, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of Grounding Concepts: An Empirical Basis for Arithmetical Knowledge, What Love Is And What It Could Be, Sad Love: Romance and the Search for Meaning and her new book, Non-Monogamy and Happiness, is forthcoming from Thornapple Press. She is also the author of a novel and several poetry works.

Episode 9: Elaine Pimentel
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Elaine Pimentel is an associate professor of Computer Science at UCL. Previously, she was a professor of Mathematics at UFMG and UFRN. Her research focuses on proof theory, concurrency theory, ecumenical systems, game semantics, logical frameworks, modal logic, intersection types, linear logic, lambda calculus and more. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity in academia and is involved with a host of projects across the world promoting diversity and inclusion in mathematics and computer science.

Episode 10: Sara Uckelman
Episode 10: Sara UckelmanLogIn Project
00:00 / 37:50

Sara L. Uckelman is an Associate Professor of logic and philosophy of language and Director of Liberal Arts at Durham University. Her research interests span broadly from logic to the philosophy of language. In logic, her focus is on formal modeling and interactive logic, bringing together tools and techniques from modern logic and artificial intelligence to help explore and understand practices of reasoning and argumentation in historical contexts. In philosophy of language, she is interested in investigating the concept of meaningfulness in fiction.

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