Lina Lissia PhD

March 1st - August 31st 2022

Affiliation: University of Turin

Research for a study about:

A counterexample to dominance

I got my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Turin. My dissertation The trouble with modus ponens. Some explorations on modus ponens and its failures investigates the role of modus ponens in various paradoxes, both epistemic and non-epistemic. My research topics include the Lottery Paradox, the Sorites Paradox (which I investigate mainly via the Lottery Paradox), and McGee's so-called "counterexample to modus ponens". I am interested, more generally, in all the attempts to provide counterexamples to modus ponens and modus tollens. Some of my recent work is in decision theory and deals, more specifically, with the principle of (causal) dominance.


A counterexample to dominance

Date: June 13, 2022

Time: 4.45-6.15 pm (CET)

Online Platform: Please find futher information at Logic Café

Abstract: tba


- April 1st: Presentation of the paper “Dominance et faiblesse: un paradoxe” [“Dominance and weakness: A paradox”] at the seminar of the Groupe de Recherche en Épistémologie (Collège de France, Paris; gone online due to the covid-19 crisis).

- May 27th: Presentation of the paper “Dominance and weakness: A paradox” at the Perspectives on Categoricity workshop (Vienna).

- June 13th: presentation of the paper “Dominance and weakness: A paradox” at the Logik Café (Vienna).

- Preparation and submission to a major international journal of the paper “Dominance and weakness: A paradox”.

- Preparation of the paper “On two principles of rational preference”, to be submitted soon.