Dr. Sara L. Uckelman


Department of Philosophy
Durham University
48/49 Old Elvet, Room 201
Durham DH1 3HN
Email: s.l.uckelman@durham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)191 334-6831 (by appt. only)

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of logic and philosophy of language at Durham University by day and a writer of speculative fiction by night.

I have a number of academic research interests. In logic, my focus is in the realm of formal modeling and interactive logic. My work brings togther tools and techniques from modern logic and artificial intelligence to help explore and understand practices of reasoning and argumentation in historical contexts. My personal research is primarily focused on developments in medieval Western Europe, particularly in medieval theories of obligationes, but I am also interested in the development of logic within the epistemological and debate traditions in Buddhist India and Tibet. In philosophy of language, I am interested in questions of meaningfulness that go beyond the standard issues of the meaning of natural languages, especially the unique issues of meaning that fiction, and especially fanfiction, pose. For teaching purposes, I am currently writing a logic textbook, What Is Logic?.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Principal Investigator of the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, and an Associate Editor of Journal of Logic, Language, and Information.

Outside of academia, in addition to my fiction writing, I am the principal organizer of SFFReviews.com, a site for short reviews of short science fiction & fantasy stories. I have also done occasional TV & radio appearances:

Omnia disce, videbis postea nihil esse superfluum
--Hugh of S. Victor

This page was last updated 30 April 2019.