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Prof Adriane Rini PhD

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Adriane Rini first joined Massey in 1999. Her principal interests are the history of logic, Aristotle, and the philosophical applications of modern formal logic. Her research has earned numerous awards and honours including a Foreign Fellowship at the Royal Flemish Academy (2010), and three Marsden Grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand (2003,2006,2010). She was visiting associate professor at TexasA&M University (2007) and has taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of California-Davis, and Victoria University of Wellington. She is author of two books: Aristotle’s Modal Proofs (Springer 2011) and, with M.J. Cresswell, The World-Time Parallel (Cambridge 2012). 

 

Other Professional Activities

2015-2018     Member of the Philosophy and Ethics Expert Panel (Cult5), Flemish Research Organization, Brussels

2012-2014     Member of the Humanities Panel (HUM), Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand

2013              Convenor, Working Party on the Future of the Organization of New Zealand Philosophy

2012-2014     Member of the Association of Women in the Sciences, New Zealand

2012-2015     Member of the Committee for Philosophy in Higher Education, Australasian Association of Philosophy

2011-2015     New Zealand Representative, Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy

2011-2015     Member of the Standing Committee for Women and Philosophy, Australasian Association of Philosophy

2010-2012     Secretary of the New Zealand Division, Australasian Association of Philosophy

2010-             Member of the Association of Symbolic Logic

2010-             Member of the Committee for Logic in Australasia, in the Association of Symbolic Logic

2009              NZ Representative, Women in Philosophy: A Symposium, the Australia National University, Canberra

2009              President Australasian Association of Philosophy (New Zealand Division)

2008              Founding Member, Women@Massey

Adriane Rini first joined Massey in 1999. Her principal interests are the history of logic, Aristotle, and the philosophical applications of modern formal logic. Her research has earned numerous awards and honours including a Foreign Fellowship at the Royal Flemish Academy (2010), and four Marsden Grants (2003;2006;2010;2017) from the Royal Society of New Zealand. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of California-Davis, Texas A&M University, and Victoria University of Wellington. She is author of Aristotle’s Modal Proofs (2011); The World-Time Parallel (2012, with M.J. Cresswell); and an editor of Logical Modalities from Aristotle to Carnap (2016). 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: extn 83557
    Location: 4.10, Sir Geoffrey Peren Building
    Campus: Turitea
  • Location: Postal Address:, School of Humanities, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Massachusetts (1997)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

CURRENT RESEARCH 2018: 

In 2018-2020, my main research focus is on the work on A.N. Prior, 'the father of tense logic' and New Zealand's most famous philosopher. The world celebrated Prior's 100th Birthday in 2014, with centenary conferences at Oxford and at Canterbury. Here is a link to some of the festivities: [link]

 

Research Grants

2003  The Syllogistic Basis of Aristotle's Science, Marsden Fast-Start Grant, Royal Society of New Zealand ($50,000)

2006  The World-Time Parallel, Marsden Grant, RSNZ ($390,000, with M.J. Cresswell)

2010  Flight from Intension, Residential Foreign Fellowship, Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts (NZ$44,000 approx)

2010  A Natural History of Necessity, Marsden Grant, RSNZ ($750,000, with ED Mares and MJ Cresswell)

2013-4 Looking at Logical Consequence: A Catalogue of How Introductory Logic Texts Explain Validity, CoHSS Summer Student Scholaship (with Rebecca James)

2016 Women Students of Wittgenstein and Russell, Masset University Research Fund (with Juliet Ayre)

2017 The Logic of Ordinary Language, Marsden Grant, RSNZ ($630,000, with MJ Cresswell and ED Mares) 

Research Opportunities

  • Possible Supervisions  (tba) Feel free to talk to me about supervisions in any areas of history of philosophy. Also in metaphysics, time, logic, and the ethics of war&peace
  • Grant and Scholarship Advice  (tba) I am available to help any Massey philosophy students with scholarship and grant applications.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
History and Philosophy of Specific Fields (220200): History of Philosophy (220210): Logic (220308): Metaphysics (220309): Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Philosophy of Language (220313)

Keywords

History of logic, Aristotle, ancient philosophy, modal logic, tense logic, formal semantics, metaphysics (especially: metaphysics of time, possible worlds metaphysics), philosophy of language, modern philosophy, early 20th century philosophy, Quine, Arthur Prior, 'ordinary language philosophy', ethics of war and peace, women logicians.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 4

Current Projects

Project Title: The Logic of Ordinary Language

Date Range: 2018 - 2021

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: The world-time parallel

Date Range: 2007 - 2010

Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand

Project Team:

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Massey University 1999-2014

PHIL 102                    Great Western Philosophy

PHIL 104                    Practical Ethics

PHIL 205                    Logic

PHIL 209/309             Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 211                    Political Theory (Cross-listed as Politics 311)

PHIL 216/316             Modern Philosophy: Rationalists & Empiricists

PHIL 218/318             Environmental Philosophy                                                                

PHIL 220/320             Business Ethics

PHIL 302                    Metaphysics (Contemporary Metaphysics of Time)

PHIL 703                    Ethics of War and Peace (Post-graduate)

PHIL 718                    Environmental Philosophy (Post-graduate)

PHIL 730                    Problems in Value Theory: Informal Deontic Logic (Post-graduate)

PHIL 740                    Advanced Philosophical Topics: Russell, Quine and the Logical Positivists (Post-graduate) 

PHIL 750                    Advanced Philosophical Texts: Metaphysics of Modality: The Lewis-Stalnaker Debate (Post-graduate)

PHIL 750                    Advanced Philosophical Texts: Time and Modality in Aristotle (Post-graduate)

PHIL 750                    Advanced Philosophical Texts: Contemporary Issues in Metaphysics: Logical Atomism (Post-graduate)

PHIL 750                    Advanced Philosophical Texts: On Providence (Post-graduate)

Ecology 101               New Zealand’s Natural Heritage

Politics 161                 Introduction to Politics

 

Texas A&M University 2007

PHIL 410                    Classical Philosophy: Thales to Aristotle

PHIL 663                    Seminar in Metaphysics and Epistemology: The World-Time Parallel (Post-graduate: MA/PhD)

                                                                            

University of California, Davis 2000

PHIL 1                        Introduction to Philosophy

 

Victoria University of Wellington 1993-1999

PHIL 105                    Problems in Philosophy (tutor)

PHIL 201                    Theory of Knowledge

PHIL 203                    Introduction to Logic (tutor)

PHIL 224/324             Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 225/325             Metaphysics (Philosophy of Time)

PHIL 311                    Logic (Modal Logic)

 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1992-1995

PHIL 100                      Introduction to Philosophy (TA)

PHIL 110                      Introduction to Logic (TA)

PHIL 160                      History of Ethics

Courses Coordinated

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