Roy Cook

Roy T. Cook

roy [dot] cook [at] villanova [dot] edu

Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phantasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it. -Leibniz

Areas of Specialization:
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Mathematical Logic
Areas of Competence:
History of Analytic Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, G.W.Leibniz
Areas of Undergraduate Teaching Competence:
Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Film
Education:
PhD (Philosophy): The Ohio State University
Advisor: Stewart Shapiro
Awarded: August, 2000

Bachelor of Arts: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
Subject: Philosophy/Political Science Double Major (Minor: Mathematics)
Awarded: June, 1994
Full-Time Academic Employment:
Aug. 2004 – Present Visiting Assistant Professor
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA

Oct. 2000 – Aug. 2004 Postdoctoral Research Fellow: The Logical & Metaphysical
Foundations of Classical Mathematics Project
Arché: The AHRC Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Mathematics, and Mind
University of St Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

Aug. 1998 – June 2000 Graduate Teaching Associate (Dept. of Philosophy)
Aug. 1994 – Aug. 1997 The Ohio State University , Columbus, Ohio, USA

Aug. 1997 – Aug. 1998 Graduate Teaching Associate (Dept. of Mathematics)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Honorary Positions:
Aug. 2005 – Present Honorary Research Fellow
University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK

Aug. 2004 – Present Associate Fellow
Arché: The AHRC Centre for the Philosophy of Logic, Language, Mathematics, and Mind
University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, UK
Short Term Visiting Appointments:
Nov. 2002 Visiting Lecturer
University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

Apr. 2002 Sokrates Exchange Lecturer
University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Papers in Refereed Journals:

“Bad Company and Upper Hume”, Synthese, (special issue on the Bad Company Objection), [forthcoming].

“There Are Non-circular Paradoxes (But Yablos' Isn't One of Them)”, The Monist, (special issue on truth) [forthcoming].

“Knights, Knaves, and Unknowable Truths”, Analysis 66: 10 - 16.

“Abstraction and Identity” (with Philip Ebert), Dialectica 59 (special issue on the Caesar Problem), [2005]: 121 – 139.

“Inverted Space: Minimal Verificationism, Propositional Attitudes, and Compositionality” (with Jon Cogburn), Philosophia 32, [2005]: 73 – 92.

“What’s Wrong with Tonk(?)”, Journal of Philosophical Logic 34, [2005]: 217 – 226.

“Patterns of Paradox”, Journal of Symbolic Logic 69, [2004]: 767 – 774.

“Iteration One More Time”, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 44, [2003]: 63 – 92, reprinted in The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction, R. Cook (ed.), Springer, [forthcoming].

“Still Counterintuitive: A Reply to Kremer”, Analysis 63, [2003]: 257 – 261.

“Aristotelian Logic, Axioms, and Abstraction”, Philosophia Mathematica 11, [2003]: 195 – 202, reprinted in The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction, R. Cook (ed.), Springer, [forthcoming].

“Vagueness and Mathematical Precision”, Mind 111, [2002]: 227 – 247.

“Counterintuitive Consequences of the Revision Theory of Truth”, Analysis 62, [2002]: 16 – 22.

“Curing the Liar Syndrome” (invited) in Satz: The Nordic Journal of Philosophy 3, [2002]: 126 – 141.

“The State of the Economy: Neo-logicism and Inflation”, Philosophia Mathematica 10, [2001]: 43 – 66, reprinted in The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction, R. Cook (ed.), Springer, [forthcoming].

“Monads and Mathematics: The Logic of Leibniz's Mereology”, Studia Leibnitiana 32, [2000]: 1 – 19.

“What Negation is Not: Intuitionism and '0 = 1'” (with Jon Cogburn), Analysis 60, [2000]: 5 – 12.

Papers in Proceedings/Anthologies/Encyclopedias:

“Vagueness and Meaning”, The Vagueness Handbook, (G. Ronzitti ed.) [forthcoming], Springer.

“Embracing Revenge: On the Indefinite Extensibility of Language”, Revenge of the Liar [forthcoming], (J.C. Beall ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press.

“Infinity in Mathematics and Philosophy”, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, MacMillan [forthcoming].

“Clarifying the Logic of Clear Cases”, Issues on Vagueness [2005], (S Moruzzi & A. Sereni eds.), Padova, Il Poligrafo: 75 – 104.

“Intuitionism Reconsidered”, The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic [2005], (S. Shapiro ed.), Oxford, Oxford University Press: 387 – 411.

“God, the Devil, and Gödel's other proof”, LOGICA Yearbook [2003], (L. Behounek, ed.), Prague, Filosophia Press: 97 – 109.

“Patterns of Paradox: Paradox and Parity”, LOGICA Yearbook [2002], (T. Childers & O. Majer, eds.), Prague, Filosophia Press: 69 – 83.

“Vindicating Leibniz- The Use of Formal Logic in the History of Science and Mathematics”, Proceedings of a Congress on Formal and Empirical Theories, [2001], (J. Sagüillo, J. Falguera, & C. Martínez, eds.) Santiago, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela: 373 – 387.

Reviews:

Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence, and Truth, by J. Azzouni, Mathematical Reviews [forthcoming].

Truth and Paradox: Solving the Riddles, by T. Maudlin, Studia Logica [forthcoming].

On Leibniz, by N. Rescher, Philosophical Books [forthcoming].

Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic, by JC Beall & B. van Fraassen, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science [forthcoming].

The Law of Non-Contradiction, by G. Priest, JC Beall, & B. Armour-Garb (eds.), Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, online at http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=3941.

The Limits of Abstraction, by K. Fine, (with Philip Ebert), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55, [2004]:791 – 800.

Substance and Individuation in Leibniz, by J. A. Cover & J. O'Leary-Hawthorne, Philosophia Christi 6, [2004].

Philosophy of Mathematics, An Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures, by J. R. Brown, Mind 113, [2004]: 154 – 157.

The Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Sets, by J. P. Mayberry, The British Journal of the Philosophy of Science 54, [2002]:347-352.

Kreiseliana, edited by P. Odifreddi, (with Jon Cogburn) Studia Logica 63, [1999]: 423-426.

Structuralism and Structures, by C. Rickart (with Stewart Shapiro) Philosophia Mathematica 6, [1998]: 227-231.

“Hintikka's Revolution: The Principles of Mathematics Revisited” (with Stewart Shapiro), The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49, [1998]: 309 – 316.

Edited Anthology:

The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction, (R. Cook, ed.), Springer/Kluwer, [forthcoming].

Manuscript in Progress:

Dictionary of Philosophical Logic, under contract with Edinburgh University Press.

Translation in Progress:

Gottlob Frege: The Grundgesetze Vols. I & II, (with Crispin Wright, Marcus Rossberg, & Philip Ebert), under contract with Oxford University Press.

Presentations (selected, external):

November 2003 “Embracing Revenge: On Indefinite Extensibility and Language”
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

December 2005 Commentary on “Oak Trees and Ashes: That Identity is Vague”, by Robert Lane
Eastern APA Meeting, New York, New York

October 2005 “Frege’s Numbers”
Midwest PhilMath Workshop
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

November 2004 “Fixing Frege’s Way Out”
Midwest PhilMath Workshop
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

June 2004 “Abstraction and Identity”
Workshop on Relations, Order, & Variables
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

April 2004 “How We Can Refer, How We Should Refer”
Universities of Ireland Postgraduate Conference (Keynote Speaker)
Queens University Belfast, Belfast, Ireland

January 2004 “What is Vagueness?”
Bologna Workshop on Vagueness
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

November 2003 “Intuitionism, Pluralism, and Vagueness”
University of Abderdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

October 2003 “Intuitionism, Pluralism, and Vagueness”
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England

October 2003 “Intuitionism, Pluralism, and Vagueness”
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland

October 2003 “Leibniz: Points, Parts, Pacidius”
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

September 2003 “How to be Logicist”
British Logic Colloquium
University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland

June, 2003 “God and Gödel's Other Proof”
LOGICA 2003,The Institute of Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic

May 2003 “Intuitionism, Pluralism, and Vagueness”
Queens University Belfast, Belfast, Ireland

November 2002 “Modality, Apriority, and Self Knowledge”
“Tolerance, Intransitivity, or Sorites: What is Vagueness?”
“Self-Referential Puzzles”
University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

October 2002 “Self-reference and Philosophy”
Self Reference Conference, Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark

October 2002 “What Sets Exist, What Sets Cannot Exist”
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

June 2002 “Patterns of Paradox: Paradox and Parity”
LOGICA 2002, The Institute of Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic

Note: This list does not include talks given at the Arché Centre, which I visit approximately twice a year. It also does not include less formal talks, such as those given at undergraduate philosophy clubs and various non-professional conventions.

Community Volunteer Work:

Adult Basic Education Mathematics Tutor
YMCA Adult Education and Technology Center, Central Philadelphia
I provide a fortnightly 2-hour tutorial on basic arithmetic for adult learners.

GED Mathematics Tutor
YMCA Adult Education and Technology Center, Central Philadelphia
I provide a weekly 2-hour tutorial on algebra and geometry for adult learners preparing for the GED exam.

Contact Details:

Professor Roy T. Cook

Office Address:

Department of Philosophy
St. Augustine Center: Room 173
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085
USA

E-mail:

roy [dot] cook [at] villanova [dot] edu

Telephone Number:

(610) 519 5356   (office)