Office: Leacock 915
Office hours: Tues & Thurs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
BA (McGill), 1952
B Phil (Oxford), 1955
D Phil (Oxford), 1964
Teaching and research areas
My research interests lie in the philosophy of space and time, connexive logic, the problems of measurement and non-locality in quantum mechanics, and questions concerning deliberation, decision, freewill, probability and choice. Connexive logic is based on a species of implication that dates back to the fourth century BC, but which has resisted formal treatment until recently. At present I am working on the consistency of arithmetic (my response to Gödel), and on space-time branching..
A Model of the Universe, Oxford, 1994.
Polish Logic, 1920-1939, (ed.) Oxford 1967.
Aristotle’s Modal Syllogisms, Amsterdam, 1963.
Recent Articles (published and/or available online)(Last updated February 24, 2012.)
New article: The Consistency of Arithmetic the_consistency_of_arithmetic_feb_10_2011.doc
New article: Does the Brain Lead the Mind
New article: “The Causative Power of Conscious Choice”.
New article: “Laws of Nature and Branching Spacetime”. laws_003_pdf.pdf
New article: “Controlled Indeterministic Processes in Action Theory”.
“An Insoluble Problem”, Analysis 70, 2010, pp. 647-48.
“The Supervenience of Truth: Freewill and Omniscience”, Analysis 71, 2011, pp.501-506.
"The origin of life and the definition of life", in Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics, ed. T.E. Tahko, Cambridge 2012.
New article: "Action Based on Deliberation and Decision".
With E.J. Lowe, “The Determinists Have Run Out of Luck – for a Good Reason”, 2008.