Logic and the Philosophy of Science examine fundamental issues in formal and informal reasoning, the nature of scientific reasoning, and other issues concerned with scientific method, scientific knowledge, the rise of modern science, the nature of scientific entities and metaphysical concepts that underlie science. Like philosophy more generally its boundaries are more open ended than those of disciplines like physics, mathematics, sociology or biology. However far you pursue these latter disciplines, questions of general interest remain unanswered – questions about the world, the concepts we use to describe it, and the ways we of reason about it.

Over the last decade, members of Philosophy have made significant research contributions in Logic and Philosophy of Science, including work in non-classical logic, causation and quantum physics, the rise of modern science and metaphysics more broadly. Staff in the field have published over 70 articles, book chapters and books. Research intersections between Logic, Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science and the Sciences are also an important source of grant income and high-profile projects of considerable merit and academic standing. Grants have been awarded totalling over $3M, including Large ARC grants and Templeton grants. And there are currently three postdoctoral fellows also working in the field.

Featured projects Duration
A philosophical exploration of simulating and controlling the quantum world
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Discrete Time: Metaphysical and Foundational Implications
UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship