Research in Logic and Metaphysics

Researchers in this strength undertake to answer metaphysical questions about what exists and how the various categories of existents are related to one another, as for instance the manner of existence possessed by numbers or by God. A particular question in metaphysics addressed by the team is the nature of the relation between minds and bodies.

Logic is the study of ways in which theories, including metaphysical theories, can be expressed and justified. Monash Arts’ strength in metaphysics is closely integrated with research strength in logic, including not only formal logic and the study of rigorous reasoning in mathematics, but also the history of logic, and critical reflections on issues in philosophical logic, such as the nature of representation, reference and truth.

Recent research grants for researchers working in these areas:

The McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences

    , Ian Gold.