2018-19 Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Search History of Analytic Philosophy, with particular attention to Bertrand Russell’s contribution to this history
“Opposites and Explanation in Heraclitus”
Abstract: In this paper I offer a new interpretation of Heraclitus’ use of opposites. I argue that Heraclitus’ use of opposites was a reaction against the way opposites were being used by his Ionian predecessors…
“What Does It Mean For A Philosopher To Have Impact?”
Abstract: There’s increasing pressure on academics to engage in their community. But what does this mean for experts whose specialisation lies in the most esoteric branches of philosophy…
“Contractualism as Solidarity: Risk, Hope, and the Agential Stance”
Abstract: How should contractualism address the acceptability of risk imposition? I argue that Scanlonian contractualism, even with recent modifications, cannot provide a plausible answer…
“Fully Truth-Functional Modal Logic”
Abstract: Modal logic (the logic of possibility and necessity) is commonly understood as being non-truth-functional or, at best, only partially truth-functional. If so…
“What’s the Damage? Nietzsche on the Harms of Morality”
Abstract: Nietzsche’s critique of morality, especially in On the Genealogy of Morality, takes morality as one system of values among many possible alternatives….
Abstract: David Lewis argued that scorekeeping in a language game is importantly different from scorekeeping in games like baseball because language follows a rule of accommodation.
“The Human Right to Health and the Virtue of Creative Resolve”
Abstract: The human right to health plays many important roles in national and international affairs…
“Methodological Deductivism in Argument Construction”
Abstract. “Deductivism” is a broad label that has been used to identify various theories….
“Pitting People Against Each Other”
Abstract: Many important institutions in liberal democracies today tend to be competitive, including labor markets, elections, and college admissions processes….