I am a philosopher of science, logic, language and human thought. I moved to Astana from Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia, where I was professor of philosophy and professor of semiotics for a number of years. I have also had visiting positions at universities in China and Korea.
C. S. Peirce once wrote that “The world hates sound reasoning as a child hates medicine” (1910). There is still much work to be done to have the world reason in a good way. This task is shared by science, philosophy, and liberal arts education at all levels. And it is the task I am committed to.
At Nazarbayev University, I teach courses on Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Physics, and Critical Reasoning. I have also taught courses on Integrated History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Pragmatism and American Philosophy; Peirce’s Thought; Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, Game Theory; Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Signs; Scenario Planning and Futures Studies. I am available for consultation on these topics.
Currently I am completing a large edition on Peirce’s unpublished writings on his theory of existential graphs (Logic of the Future). Let me know in case you are interested in that.