Research

I should be focused upon cleaning up and disseminating the results of my dissertation; however I’ve recently been distracted by such topics as ancient & medieval astronomy and alchemy, thought experiments, ethical issues related to humour, the history of axiomatics and model theory, and Russell’s understanding of the axiom of infinity.  At least two articles related to my thesis are in preparation.

Selected Publications

Doyle, Emerson P. 2013. “The Methodological Roles of Tolerance and Conventionalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics.” PhD diss., University of Western Ontario. (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository, Paper 1757)  (Link)

Doyle, Emerson P. 2010. “Ramsey’s Little Argument.” In Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the History & Philosophy of Mathematics 23: 132–154. (Preprint)

Selected Presentations

2017. “Ramsey’s Logicism.” Workshop Series in Memory of William Demopoulos, Department of Philosophy, Western University, September 27.

2016. “Ancient & Medieval Astronomy: Theory & Method.” Invited address to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – London Chapter, January 15. (Slides)

2015. “Some History of Astronomy.” Invited lecture to the 3rd-year class Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy, Simon Frasier University, June 17.

2014. “The Methodological Import of Some Technical Results in Carnap’s Logical Syntax of Language“, Presented at the III Congresso Colombiano De Lógica, Epistemología y Filosofía de la Ciencia, Universidad de los Andes & Universidad Del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, February 13. (Slides)

2013. “Is Carnap’s Program Viciously Circular? Or Perhaps He’s a Relativist?” Doctoral Public Lecture at Western University, December 9. (Slides)

2011. “On the Notion of ‘Empirical Fact’ in Carnap’s Logical Syntax.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History & Philosophy of Science, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, May 29. (Slides)

2011. “The ω-Rule and the Methodological Role of Tolerance in Carnap’s Logical Syntax.” Presented for the PGSA Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy, Western University, January 19. (Slides)

2010. “Ramsey’s Little Argument.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History & Philosophy of Mathematics, Concordia University, Montreal, May 31. (Slides)

2009. “Is Quantum Entanglement Really an Example of Ontological Emergence?” Presented at the Virginia Tech Philosophy Graduate Conference, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, November 6.

2008. “Two Notions of Incommensurability.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History & Philosophy of Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 5.

2008. “A Problem with Negative Properties in Intuitionistic Mathematics.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2.

2008. “An Objection to Intuitionism.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the History & Philosophy of Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 1. (Slides)

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