(also: Luis Manuel Augusto; Luis M. S. Augusto)
Researcher ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9097-5722
Highest academic qualifications
Ph.D. in Philosophy – University of Paris
M.A. in Philosophy – University of Paris
M.Sc. in Computational Mathematics – Universidade Aberta
Further institutions & activities
University of Sussex (post-doctorate)
University of Barcelona (visiting researcher)
My subjects of expertise are logic (mathematical, computational, philosophical), computer maths, & cognitive science (also philosophy of mind, if broadly conceived).
I focus on pure & applied logic. I am particularly interested in the mathematical/philosophical notion of logical consequence and its applications in (non-)classical computation.
More generally, I research into formal languages (especially logical languages) and their applications in human and artificial cognition.
I am also interested in knowledge representation and cognitive modeling, conceived both narrowly (symbolic & connectionist models) and broadly (e.g., mental representation [in, say, Aristotle]), and in unconscious cognition.
For a view of both the forest and the trees, see my research graph.
List of publications and links thereto.
A two-volume work on computational logic is underway. Volume 1 is out (in College Publications, London); volume 2 is underway. This second volume will be largely based on formal semantics.
Conferences, talks, etc.
- Unconscious cognition: An intro. (A PowerPoint I use to introduce audiences to the topic of unconscious cognition)
- Logical consequence and closure spaces. Material prepared at the University of Barcelona, March 2015
My most cited article (> 50 citations at Google Scholar) is Augusto, L. M. (2010). Unconscious knowledge: A survey. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 6, 116-141.
- Augusto, Luis M. (2013). Freud, Jung, Lacan: Sobre o Inconsciente. Porto: U.Porto editorial. 340 p. ISBN 978-989-746-029-6.
- Augusto, Luis M. (2005). Who’s Afraid of Idealism? (Epistemological Idealism from the Kantian and Nietzschean Points of View). Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 168 p. ISBN 0-7618-3297-1