My name is Emerson Doyle. I have just recently successfully defended my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario (now known officially as Western University). My supervisor was John L. Bell.
Generally speaking, my research focuses upon the development of modern logic and its influence on, and relationship to, mathematics and the exact sciences. Specifically, my dissertation develops a novel interpretation of Carnap’s philosophical program that places stress upon his methodological arguments for empiricism and conventionalism. I think that lessons derived from a correct reading of Carnap’s program are applicable to the philosophy of mathematics and science as practised today, and in some future work I plan to explore such applications.