J. (Janine) Reinert MA
Tilburg School of Humanities
Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)
I studied philosophy (1st major) at the University of Duesseldorf, focussing mainly on (philosophy of) logic (standard and non-standard) and metaphysics (esp. modal ontology, which includes religious matters, and theories of non-existence, particularly the philosophy of A.Meinong and current strands of noneism). My main philosophical interest is the interrelation of epistemology and metaphysics, and their implications for semantics. More concretely, I care about the justification of diverse ontological posits in logical and linguistic semantics, which concerns questions of what our quantificational domain can and cannot include, but also what a domain itself can and cannot be in the face of paradox. Currently, I consider myself a dialetheist, but I am always interested in possible alternatives.
I have also studied Modern Japanese Studies (2nd major), with a general focus on social studies and cultural history, and the effects migration movements from and to Japan in particular. I also speak and write a decent modern Japanese, and have basic knowledge in premodern literary Japanese (bungo).
I am a German native speaker, but I am also fluent in English. (My Dutch is unfortunately still on its way.)
Fall semester 2012: Teaching Assistant for Reinhard Muskens' seminar "Filosofisch Werk in Focus" on the philosophy of David Lewis.
Teaching activities elsewhere
I have given several tutorials on standard logic, including its metatheory, and I have also given regular intensive courses in Japanese during my time as a student assistant at the University of Düsseldorf.
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Last amended: 07 February 2013