Above: My students at Clare College, Cambridge, did this amazing drawing for my birthday (2016).
Hi! This is the home page of Thomas Schindler. Currently, I'm a Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, where I'm part of the ERC funded project Truth and Semantics. I'm also on the Editorial Committee for the journal dialectica. 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 metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophical logic. I have a particular interest in theories of truth (specifically deflationism), our knowledge of abstract objects, the semantic and logical paradoxes, type-free theories, metaontology, and theories of meaning. I also have a huge interest in the philosophy of Schopenhauer and transcendental idealism.
My MSCA 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