Research Program: Logic and Philosophy

Logic and Philosophy

Logic arose in the context of ancient Greek philosophy, and was also an integral part of the Chinese philosophical tradition. Modern logic is used in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and many other areas. This project focusses on exploring new interfaces between logic and a range of issues in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and practical philosophy.

Core group:

Names of the coordinating project leaders are italicized.

  • Asher Jiang (Tsinghua)
  • Fengkui Ju (BNU)
  • Xinwen Liu (CASS)
  • John Perry (Stanford)
  • Chenwei Shi (Tsinghua)
  •  Martin Stokhof (ILLC)
  • Hao Tang (Tsinghua)
  • Lu Wang (Tsinghua)
  • Wei Wang (Tsinghua)

Key publications:

  • Y. Wang, Martin Stokhof: A Relational Perspective on Collective Agency, Philosophies 7 (3):63, 2022
  • H. Tang: “Bodily Self-Knowledge as a Special Form of Perception”, Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 20, pp. 71-99, 2022
  • M. Stokhof. The Affordances of Art: the Role of the Individual and the Case of Literature. In Adaptive Behavior, on-line first, 2021
  • A. Jiang. Against Hirsch’s Metaontological Deflationism, Synthese, 2021
  • W. Wang. Philosophy of Science: An Introduction to the Central Issues, Abingdon: Routledge, 2021


  • Selected works of Martin Stokhof were translated into Chinese and published under the title “Approaching Meaning: Formal Semantics and Wittgenstein” at the Tsinghua University Press. Also, Johan van Benthem was elected as an Honorary Member of the Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences.
  • Organized by Martin Stokhof and Hao Tang, the TLP Centennial Lecture Series celebrating the anniversary of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, ran from May 17 to Jun 16. A follow-up publication to this widely attended event is planned with Palgrave Macmillan;Our center fellow Wei Wang’s monograph Philosophy of Science: An Introduction to the Central Issues was published with Routledge.