(also: Luis Manuel Augusto; Luis M. S. Augusto)
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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), namely in relation to formal epistemology and other approaches to knowledge.
I focus on pure & applied logic. I am particularly interested in the mathematical/philosophical notion of logical consequence and its applications in (non-)classical (computational) deduction.
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 reasoning, knowledge engineering, cognitive modeling conceived both narrowly (symbolic & connectionist models) and broadly (e.g., mental representation [in, say, Aristotle]), & unconscious cognition.
For a view of both the forest and the trees, see my research graph.
List of publications and links thereto.
· My current research focus is on knowledge from a viewpoint of mathematical structures and systems, via (meta-)logic. The main objective of this long-term multi- and interdisciplinary project is a theory of knowledge that constitutes a science of knowledge. A major project in this focus is Formal Truth Toward a Strongly Formal Epistemology, expected to be carried out—if application for funding is successful—at Lisbon’s CFCUL. Output already published: Toward a general theory of knowledge, published in the Journal of Knowledge Structures & Systems, 1(1). The results are planned to be published (also) in book form: Knowledge & Logic.
· In progress also, and related to the above project: Logic in knowledge representation and reasoning: Central topics via readings.
· A two-volume work on computational logic is underway. Volume 1 is already published (in College Publications, London). The second volume will be largely based on formal semantics.
· I am working on a version of my book Languages, machines, and classical computation with applications. These will constitute Part II of the book and there will be at least three new Chapters: compilers and front-end compilation, natural language processing, and formal verification. I am completing the chapter on compilation and am looking for co-author(s) for the two other chapters.
· I am working together with Farshad Badie (Research Group Natural and Formal Languages, Aalborg University) on a computational symbolic model of formal thought disorder. Keywords: Formal thought disorder; computational symbolic model; (classical) cognitivism; logical form; semantic networks; syntax-semantics interface of human information processing; description logic; conception language. Papers are submitted and expected to be published in 2021.
· Can you think of a few ways in which empirical observation contradicts the “naturalness” of the inference rules of natural deduction for the quantifiers? Then I need you as a co-author for a paper I’m working on. You should have a background in logic and cognitive science. Key words: Deduction; quantifiers; natural deduction; inference rules; reasoning
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.
- Mind: Architectures, models, formalisms. One neuron, two neurons, …, n neurons, a mind? University of Oporto, June 2013.
- Mind: Architectures, models, formalisms. What language does the mind ‘speak’? University of Oporto, May 2013.
- Mind: Architectures, models, formalisms. Is the Universal Turing Machine a mind? University of Oporto, May 2013.
- Mind: Architectures, models, formalisms. The traditional model of cognition (is wrong). University of Oporto, April 2013.
- Mind &/v logic: Mental disorder. University of Oporto, April 2013.
- Mind &/v logic: The cognitive unconscious. University of Oporto, March 2013.
- Mind &/v logic: Knowledge representation. University of Oporto, Feb. 2013.
- Mind &/v logic: Rationality. University of Oporto, Feb. 2013.
- Mind &/v logic: Cognition. University of Oporto, Feb. 2013.
- Computability and Computationalism: From mathematics to theories on the mind. (On the legacy of Alan Turing one hundred years after his birth.) University of Oporto, Faculty of Letters, Nov.-Dec. 2012.
- Inconsciente e linguagem: Lições da psicose. University of Oporto, March 2010.
- Unconscious mental processes and action: A cognitive approach. University of Oporto, March 2009.
- Consciousness in Continental Philosophy. University of Oporto, April-June 2009.
- Unconscious knowledge and epistemic accessibility. University of Sussex, Dec. 2008.
- Unconscious knowledge: When we don’t know that we know. University of Oporto, Nov. 2008.
- Unconscious knowledge and epistemic status. University of Sussex, June 2008.