About Me

Kia ora! Ko Robert te maunga. Ko Kawatiri te awa. Ko Rotoiti te moana. Ko Te Tari Whakaaroaro o Te Whare Wananga o Otago te wahi mahi. Ko Hannah Clark-Younger ahau.

I recently completed my PhD in philosophy at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. My thesis, entitled Imperatives and Logical Consequence, is an investigation into the need for a logic of imperatives and a development of such a logic. I give formal semantics of imperatives that I prove to be equivalent to the modal logic KD45, and offer an account of logical consequence that allows non-truthy sentences, like imperatives, to be the relata of the consequence relation.

During my time as a PhD candidate, I spent some months at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a year at Oxford University. I was generously awarded a Fulbright Travel Award and a Claude McCarthy Fellowship for this trip.

Since finishing my PhD, I've been working on a dynamic logic of commanding (based on my static logic of imperatives), attempting to solve the Frege-Geach problem for metaethical prescriptivists, and starting to think about generalising my account of logical consequence even further, to include interrogatives. I don't have any of this work up on this site, but if you're interested, I'm always pleased to get emails from people who want to read drafts of my work. Potential collaborator? Even better!


Ka kite ano!