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Tom Schoonen

Room 2.16 (OTM 145)
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 141-147
1012 GC Amsterdam

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC), where I work on the ERC-project The Logic of Conceivability, supervised by Franz Berto, Arianna Betti, and Peter Hawke.

My PhD dissertation, Tales of Similarity and Imagination (to be defended on December 4th 2020), can be found here. In it, I discuss and develop modest, empiricist epistemologies of possibility. I focus on imagination-based and similarity-based approaches to the epistemology of possibility and defend a non-exceptionalist epistemology of philosophical thought experiments.

Previously, I completed the MSc Logic at the ILLC; I worked as a Network Institute Academy Assistant for the 'Modelling Perspectives in Philosophy' research project with Arianna Betti and Piek Vossen; and I studied philosophy of language and philosophy of mind during the MSc Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh.