My Research

Jacob W. Archambault is a PhD Candidate and teaching fellow at Fordham University, and currently a visiting postgraduate at the Arché center at the University of St. Andrews. He wants to know what logic is about. So he asks (and tries to answer) questions about the domain of logic, the relation between the sciences of logic and metaphysics, and about whether logic can or should provide a theory of truth. His current historical focus is on the background to the development of treatises on logical consequence in the early 14th century. A concomitant interest of his is the way that shifts in logical structures may have affected theological discourse throughout the medieval period.

Jacob specializes in Medieval Philosophy and Philosophical Logic. His areas of competence include Phenomenology, Philosophy of Religion, Early Modern Philosophy (especially Leibniz), and Philosophy of Human Nature. He reads Latin (including paleography), French, English, and German. He currently resides in Scotland with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Elijah and Estelle.