Nickolas Montgomery

Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy


B.A., Philosophy and Religion and Classics - Roanoke College
M.A., Philosophy - Brandeis University
A.B.D. in Philosophy (Ph.D. Minor in Religious Studies), Indiana University

Nickolas Montgomery is a philosopher of language by training with incorrigible interests in Metaphysics, Eastern Philosophy, and Biomedical Ethics.  His primary academic interests revolve around the use of game theory to model how linguistic agents generate new meanings in the pursuit of stable communication systems. But these days, he's really a lot more interested in making and listening to weird noises than he is figuring out what they mean. Nick is a podcaster and game designer on the side, and founded the Pramana Language Lab. He is currently working on The Con-Lang Workbook--a combination intro to linguistics primer and art book that walks readers through the process of creating their own fictional language and the agents that speak them. Nick can often be found hiking in the Virginia mountains with his wife, Colleen, and their dog, Luna.


Review of "Writing the Book of the World" with Tim O' Connor