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My name is Emerson P. Doyle. I have an ongoing per-course appointment as Assistant Professor at Huron University College, where I teach The History of Scientific Thought. I also sometimes
teach a variety of other courses at Western University and in Huron College’s philosophy department.

Not too long ago I defended my Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science at Western University under the supervision of John L. Bell.

My dissertation develops a novel interpretation of Carnap’s philosophical program that places stress upon his methodological arguments for empiricism and conventionalism.  I argue that a reinvigorated notion of Carnap’s method of explication has much to offer as a philosophical tool for understanding the epistemic structure of our scientific and mathematical theories.