Dr Catherine W Legg
BA(Hons) Melbourne, MA Monash, PhD A.N.U.
School of Social SciencesEmail Catherine Legg (email@example.com)
I am a philosopher trained in the analytic tradition who also identifies as a classical American pragmatist, with a particular passion for the thought of Charles Peirce. Peirce's elegant observation, "Symbols grow", sums up for me a lot of what is original and exciting in his work.
I also have strong research interests in IT. In 2012 I was awarded a grant from the New Zealand Marsden Fund with Professor Ian Witten, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato. The project is running for 3 years and is titled, “A Self-correcting Knowledge base for Large-scale Knowledge Engineering.” With the help of Samuel Sarjant, our postdoc, we are building a giant ontology, with question-and answer functionality, entirely automatically from concepts mined from Wikipedia and other sources freely available on the Web.
Logic; artificial intelligence; American philosophy (pragmatism); metaphysics; philosophy of knowledge; philosophy of science; semiotics; meaning.
Research InterestsPragmatism (especially Charles Peirce), metaphysics (including formal ontology), philosophy of language, semiotics, philosophical logic, artificial intelligence, philosophy of science, history of analytic philosophy, early modern philosophy,Wittgenstein.
- Legg, C. (2014) Logic, ethics and the ethics of logic
Book chapter - Charles Sanders Peirce in His Own Words: 100 Years of Semiotics, Communication and Cognition
- Legg, C. (2014) Charles Peirce's limit concept of truth
Refereed journal article - Philosophy Compass
- Legg, C. (2013) What is a logical diagram?
Book chapter - Visual Reasoning with Diagrams
- Legg, C. (2013) Peirce, meaning, and the Semantic Web
Refereed journal article - Semiotica
Associations and Memberships
Australasian Association of Philosophy Council (from 2012)
Program Committee, The Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress 2014
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