Erich Rast

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FCT

Email: erich@snafu.de, erast@fcsh.unl.pt

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Academia 

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Bio note

Erich Rast (Ph.D. Roskilde University, Denmark 2007) works as a senior researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His current research is focused on the (meta-)semantics and pragmatics of evaluative terms such as ‘good’ and on theories of value structure and betterness relations. He has published a book on indexicality and written articles on linguistic context-dependence, type-driven semantics for quantifier domain restriction, and abductive reasoning in higher-order logics. He has also worked on philosophical and formal aspects of value disagreement, value structure, philosophical aspects of de se attitudes, and the role of computationalism in the philosophy of mind. Rast has participated in various research projects on the role of context dependence in epistemology and the philosophy of language. He is currently the principal investigator of a national research project on “Values in Argumentative Discourse” funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.

 

Academic Expertise and Research interests

Philosophy of Language,  Value Theory, Logic, Ontology, Formal Epistemology, 20th Century Philosophy

 

Publications

Books

  • Baptista, L. and Rast, E. (eds.): Meaning and Context. New York, Bern: Peter Lang 2010. ISBN 978-3-0343-0574-7.
  • Rast, E.: Reference and Indexicality. Berlin: Logos Verlag 2007.  ISBN 978-3832517243.

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • Concept Theory. Forthcoming in: Hansson, S. O. & Hendricks, V. F. Introduction to Formal Philosophy. Springer 2018.
  • Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning. (2017) Croatian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 17 No. 3.
  • Modeling Value Disagreement. Erkenntnis, Vol. 81, No. 4 (August 2016), pp. 853-880, DOI 10.1007/s10670-015-9772-8.
  • Commentary on Hitchcock's All Things Considered. In Lewinski, M. & Mohammed, D.: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Vol. 1. College Publications 2016, pp. 181-186.
  • Harming Yourself and Others: A Note on the Asymmetry of Agency in Action Evaluations. Polish Journal of Philosophy, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (2014), pp. 65-74. ISSN 1897-1652. DOI: 10.5840/pjphil20082219.
  • Context as Assumptions. In Lihoreau, F. & Rebuschi, M. (eds.): Epistemology, Context, and Formalism. Springer 2014, pp. 9-39.
  • De se Attitudes and Semiotic Aspects of Cognition. In Fonseca, J. & Gonçalves, J. (eds.): Philosophical Perspectives on the Self. Peter Lang 2015, pp. 121-146.
  • Book review of Fenstad's "Grammar, Geometry, & Brain", Studia Logica, February 2014, Vol. 102, No. 1, pp. 219-223.
  • On contextual domain restriction in categorial grammar. Synthese Vol. 190 No. 12 (Aug. 2013), pp. 2085-2115.
  • De Se Puzzles, the Knowledge Argument, and the Formation of Internal Knowledge, Analysis & Metaphysics, Vol. 11 (Dec. 2012), pp. 106-132.
  • Nonindexical Context-Dependence and the Interpretation as Abduction Approach. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, Vol. 7 No. 2 (Dec. 2011), pp. 259-279.
  • Classical Possibilism and Fictional Objects. In Lihoreau, F. (ed.): Truth in Fiction. Frankfurt: Ontos 2011, pp. 77-92.
  •  Plausibility Revision in Higher-Order Logic With an Application in Two-Dimensional Semantics. In Arrazola, Xabier and Ponte, María (eds.): LogKCA-10 - Proceedings of the Second ILCLI International Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge, Communication and Action. San Sebastian/Donostia: University of the Basque Country Press/ILCLI 2010, pp. 387-403.
  • Introduction to Meaning and Context (together with L. Baptista), In Rast / Baptista (eds.): Meaning and Context, Peter Lang 2011, pp. 1-17.
  • What Simulations Can’t Do: Reply to Fonseca and Gärtner. The Reasoner Vol. 3, No. 10 (Oct. 2009), pp. 5-6.
  • Context and Interpretation. In Larrazabal, Jesus M. and Zubeldia, Larraitz: Meaning, Content, and Argument. San Sebastian/Donostia: University of the Basque Country Press/ILCLI 2009, pp. 515-534.
  • A Remark About Essential Indexicals. The Reasoner Vol. 2, No. 10 (Oct. 2008), pp. 5-6.
  • Reference and Indexicality. PhD Thesis, Roskilde University 2006.

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Events

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Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH