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, Introduction to Logic, Reality & What We Can Know of It, and Origins of Analytic Philosophy. I also sometimes teach a variety of other courses at Western University and in Huron College’s philosophy department.
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.