Andreas Pieter de Jong

Email address: andreas.dejong@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Twitter: @APdeJong89
Website: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/philosophy/research/postgraduate-research/current-phd-students/andreas-de-jong/

Previous Education

MA Philosophy at Utrecht University (2013-2015)

Thesis Title

Truth and Reference Beyond Existence

Supervisors

Prof. Dr. Christopher Daly & Dr. David Liggins

Research Summary

My project is aimed to develop a novel conception of existence. It does so by surveying what conception of existence is pointed to by linguistic evidence and discourse analysis, and extending that conception into a method for existence questions. The project also aim to make this novel conception logically respectable as well by providing a truth-conditional semantics without conceding that reference entails existence.

Research interests

Metaontology, ontology, philosophy of language, and logic