Luis Rosa

I am an Assistant Professor at CONCEPT, University of Cologne. Before that I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). My area of specialization is epistemology, and my areas of competence include logic and philosophy of mind. 

Currently I focus mostly on problems related to reasoning or inference, such as (i) What is the relationship between logic and reasoning? (ii) What are the best scientific models of how humans reason, and what impact does that have on our normative theories of inference? (iii) Reasoning is arguably also a source of knowledge, not only a means of transmitting it from the premises to the conclusions—but how is that possible? How can we extract knowledge of things non-mental from the workings of our own minds?

Among other things, I am also interested in skepticism, the nature and normativity of agnostic attitudes (suspended judgment) and epistemic logic. Besides being an academic, I also do some programming (I work mainly with CLISP and Python), I skateboard and from time to time I compose electronic songs.



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