Geoff Georgie – Assistant Professor
Areas of Specialization
Philosophy of Language
My 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. I think 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. I am developing more sophisticated logical tools that can capture the richness of our reasoning in natural language.
I am an avid hiker and backpacker, and can often be found on the trail with my wife Sara and our border collie Tally. I also enjoy playing and watching tennis, reading good books, and playing bridge (and other card games).