Brian Porter

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

I study logic and experimental semantics. In logic, I am interested in semantic paradoxes, and in what those paradoxes tell us about meaning and inference. I am particularly interested in the ways in which practical concerns regarding how we use logics constrain the possibilities for solving paradoxes. My research in experimental semantics focuses on reference, particularly for kind terms, and on the methodology by which we test theories of reference.