Wouter A. Cohen

My PhD research is about existence concepts in the works of Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein. More specifically, I aim to develop a clear picture of the various positions they held and how these are related. I argue, for instance, that Frege has been interpreted incorrectly as accepting only a second-order concept of existence.

I have also worked on ontological pluralism, the ontology of fictional characters, the ontology and epistemology of musical works, and neo-Carnapian metaontology, among various other topics on the border of philosophy of language, metaphysics and logic.