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Geoff Georgi

Assistant Professor

Specializations

  • Philosophy of Language 
  • Philosophical Logic

Research Interests

Dr. Georgi's research focuses on the relationship between the elegant structures of formal logic and the messy complexities of natural languages like English. Many philosophers are skeptical that we can apply the tools and concepts of logic, like the notions of logical truth and validity, to natural languages. He thinks that this skepticism is unwarranted, and that the messiness of natural language really shows us that our current notions of logical truth and validity are too simple. He is also developing more sophisticated logical tools that can capture the richness of our reasoning in natural language.

Other Interests

Dr. Georgi is an avid hiker and backpacker, and can often be found on the trail with his wife, Sara, and their border collie, Tally. He also enjoys playing and watching tennis, reading good books, and playing bridge (among other card games).