The LogIn Podcast
Here you can find links to the latest LogIn interviews with brilliant and inspiring researchers.
Episode 1: Anand Vaidya
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 https://anandvaidya.weebly.com/.
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
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
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
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.
Episode 5: Lavinia Picollo
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.