Salvador Mascarenhas


Individual Partner: Salvador Mascarenhas, Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Research/philosophy, Research/other/psychology, Research/other/linguistics; Related Area(s) of Interest: Decision theory, Other/Role of interpretation in reasoning.
Brief Description of Work: My research is on reasoning and decision-making at the interfaces of psychology, philosophy, and linguistics. More specifically, I investigate the contribution of linguistic elements to humans’ failures of reasoning. I am interested in how clinical populations reason, in particular individuals showing delusional ideation.
Read more:
Koralus, P. and Mascarenhas, S. (2013). “The erotetic theory of reasoning: Bridges between formal semantics and the psychology of deductive inference. Philosophical Perspectives, 27, pp. 312-365.