About

I’m a PhD Candidate working on neo-Fregean/neo-logicist philosophy of mathematics. I am also interested in OER, working on forallx: Calgary remix, an open logic textbook, and I’m a contributing editor at the blog A Philosopher’s Take.

Education

MA in HPS, University of Bristol, 2011

Bsc in Physics and Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2010

Publications

“Takeuti’s Well-Ordering Proof: Finitistically Fine?” (w/ E. Darnell forthcoming) In D. Schlimm & M. Zack (Eds.), Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics: Proceedings of the CSHPM Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto: Springer. (Preprint at the PhilMath-archive)

“Cantor, God, and Inconsistent Multiplicities” (2016) in Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 44(57) pp. 133–146. (Special issue Theology in Mathematics? edited by S. Krajewski and K. Trzesicki) PDF available here (OA).

Projects

Dissertations:

PhD – Currently working on the Bad Company objection to neo-logicism. My work includes work on model-theoretic solutions as well as methodological considerations.

MA – “New News: Combining Structuralism and Platonism”. Submitted 2011.

Papers in Progress:

“Is Hume’s Principle Analytic” (w/ Eamon Darnell). Under Review.

“Takeuti’s Well-ordering Proof: A Reconstruction” (w/ Eamon Darnell, working title). Companion to “Takeuti’s Well-ordering Proof: Finitistically Fine?”.

“The Logic of Meso-logicism”. Stand alone historical dissertation chapter.

I’m also working on a couple of other stand alone papers based on material from the PhD dissertation, and a paper on formal theories of truth based on some talks I’ve given and some work E. Darnell is doing.

OER:

“Logic Courses for the 21st Century” SoTL project funded by the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning with R. Zach (PI) and N. Wyatt.

  • Created the open textbook forallx: Calgary Remix, with an accessible version in preparation.

  • A poster with an outline and some survey data is available here.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Strengthening Truth” (w/ E. Darnell) at the CSHPM annual meeting at UQAM, Montreal. June, 4-6, 2018.

Memberships

ASL

CSHPM

SSHAP

BSHM

 

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