Above: My students at Clare College, Cambridge, did this amazing drawing for my birthday (2016).
Hi! This is the home page of philosopher and logician Thomas Schindler. Currently, I'm a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol. Previously, I have held positions as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Language, Logic, and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (2018 - 2020) and as a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College, University of Cambridge (2015 - 2018). Before that, I did my PhD at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at LMU Munich (2012 - 2015), of which I remain an external member.
I work mostly in philosophical logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics. I have a particular interest in deflationism, truth, properties, classes, numbers, the semantic and logical paradoxes, metaontology, theories of meaning, and logicism. I have an off and on interest in transcendental idealism, personal identity, and the sense-datum theory of perception, and I have a huge interest in the philosophy of Schopenhauer.
My ERC project was called "The logical function of property talk" (2018 - 2020). I have also been a main researcher on the DFG funded project "Reference patterns of paradox" (2016 - 2019).
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Forced open by excess of seeds,
You make me think of foreheads
Bursting with discoveries.
--- Paul Valéry
thomas.schindler1980 at gmail dot com