Gabriel Sandu


    Research areas

  • 611 Philosophy - logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of language, games and logic

Description of research and teaching

I am interested in logic and natural language, quantification theory, and various applications of game-theoretical methods to the study of logic (game-theoretical semantics, dialogical games, etc.) In the last 25 years I have developed with several collaborators (initially with Jaakko Hintikka) a logical system called Independence-Friendly Logic (IF logic). I applied it to the study of various natural language phenomena, the expressibility of truth, foundations of  mathematics, but most recently I have been interested in the investigation of various notions of dependence and independence in logic. Most recently I focused on applications of IF logic to various notions of causality, both deterministic and probabilistic in Pearl-Woodward style. I have also published on Early Analytic philosophy (Frege, Russell, Ramsey). 

Further information on the affiliationHead of the bachelor programme in philosophy, responsible professor of theoretical philosophy, immediate superior of the staff in theoretical philosophy

Latest publications

  1. Interventionist counterfactuals on causal teams

    Barbero, F. & Sandu, N-G., 3 Jan 2019, Proceedings CREST 2018, arXiv:1901.00073. p. 16-30 15 p. (Logic in Computer Science (cs.LO)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  2. Accepted/In press

    Functional anaphora and arbitrary objects

    Sandu, N-G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality : Themes from Kit Fine. Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  3. Jaakko Hintikka on Knowledge and Game-theoretical Semantics

    Sandu, G. (ed.) & van Ditmarsch, H. (ed.), Feb 2018, Springer . 632 p. (Outstanding Contributions to Logic; vol. 12)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. External member of doctoral committee

    Gabriel Sandu (Supervisor)
    19 Oct 2018

    Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) (External organisation)

    Gabriel Sandu (Chair)
    10 Sep 201810 Dec 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Philippe De Rouilhan

    Gabriel Sandu (Host)
    30 Aug 20185 Sep 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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