Patrick Blackburn – University of Copenhagen

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Patrick Blackburn

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Modal logic, Higher-order logic, Natural language semantics and pragmatics, Cognition and interaction, Indexicality and perspective shifting.

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Patrick Blackburn received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1990, and held postdoc positions at the Universities of Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Utrecht until 1994. He  then worked at the University of the Saarland, Germany, and was granted Habilitation  in January 2000. From 2000 till 2011 he was a Directeur de Recherche at INRIA, France's national organization for research in computer science. Since August 2011 he has been Professor of Formal Philosophy at the Section for  Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark. His research centers on logic and its applications in cognitive science, computer science, and philosophy, with a special emphasis on applications involving natural language (that is, ordinary human language). 

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