Writer of analytic philosophy
Philip Armstrong is deeply engaged with matters of analytic philosophy, with a particular interest in epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, modal logic, mereology, and general metaphysics. He has a particular interest in how these domains pertain to the Weimar heritage, including the aesthetics of Schiller, the idealism of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, the perspectivism and anti-foundationalism of Nietzsche, the language and mathematics quantifications of Frege, and the positivist constructivism of Carnap.
Philip Armstrong is a teacher of Theory of Knowledge (ToK), which is a core component of the IB program for students aged 16-18. The program provides the opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge as it pertains to their studies, and to reflect on how it is possible to ‘know’ in various areas of knowledge such as mathematics, the natural sciences, the social sciences, ethics, and the arts. Students are provided the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their personal, cultural, and socio-political assumptions, as well as of the diversity of the world.