Louis Doulas

ldoulas@uci.edu · PhilPeople · CV

I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. My dissertation in progress, Moore’s Metaphilosophy, is on the epistemology and methodology of G.E. Moore. I’m advised by Annalisa Coliva.

My philosophical interests are both theoretical and historical. In particular, I’m interested in epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy (especially G.E. Moore, Susan Stebbing, and J.L. Austin), metaphysics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of science, and philosophical methodology.

I also teach. As primary instructor, I taught Puzzles and Paradoxes at UC Irvine and an MTEL Prep course at Brandeis University. I’ve also served as a graduate student instructor for various courses (mostly in philosophy, but also in art history and legal studies) at UC Irvine, Brandeis, and Harvard. Through TH!NK, I’ve taught philosophy to fifth-graders.

Prior to moving to California, I lived in Boston where I did my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University. Before Boston, and before finding my way to philosophy, I worked as an editor in New York and wrote about art influenced by the internet. (Here’s one of my favorite interviews I did from that time.)

And before all that, I received a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



Publications

  1. What Philosophical Disagreement and Philosophical Skepticism Hinge On
    Synthese (2022) 200: 1–14 (with Annalisa Coliva)
  2. Philosophical Progress, Skepticism, and Disagreement
    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Disagreement (2022) (with Annalisa Coliva)
  3. Against Philosophical Proofs Against Common Sense
    Analysis (2021) 81: 207–215 (with Evan Welchance)
  4. A Puzzle About Moorean Metaphysics
    Philosophical Studies (2021) 178: 493–513

In Progress

  1. The Philosophy of Susan Stebbing
    Under contract with Oxford University Press (with Annalisa Coliva)
  2. Proof, Circularity, and Certainty
  3. What Moore’s Hands Might Mean
  4. Making Sense of Moore and Stebbing on Common Sense
  5. Questions with and without Method: Moore, Carnap, and Wittgenstein
  6. What Is Moore’s Proof Proof Against?
  7. Moorean Modesty in Metaphysics
  8. Remembering What You Know