Louis Doulas

I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine.

My main research interests are in the history of 19th-20th century analytic philosophy as well as various topics in epistemology and metaphysics. I also have interests in aesthetics, the philosophy of language, and philosophical methodology.

I did my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University and my BFA in Studio Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In between those degrees, before finding my way to philosophy, I worked as an editor and writer in New York, mostly writing about art influenced by the internet.



Edited Volume

  1. The Philosophy of Susan Stebbing

    Oxford University Press (forthcoming; co-edited with Annalisa Coliva)


  1. A Puzzle About Moorean Metaphysics

    Philosophical Studies (2021) 178: 493–513

  2. Against Philosophical Proofs Against Common Sense

    Analysis (2021) 81: 207–215 (with Evan Welchance)

  3. What Philosophical Disagreement and Philosophical Skepticism Hinge On

    Synthese (2022) 200: 1–14 (with Annalisa Coliva)

Book Chapters

  1. Philosophical Progress, Skepticism, and Disagreement

    In M. Baghramian, J. A. Carter, and R. Rowland (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Disagreement, Routledge (2022) (with Annalisa Coliva)

In Progress


  1. Proof and Circularity, Reconsidered

Other Projects

  1. Making Sense of Moore and Stebbing on Common Sense
  2. Of Tables and the Atomic Theory: Susan Stebbing on Ordinary Language and Scientific Language
  3. A paper on hinge epistemology, philosophical disagreement, and scientific disagreement (with Annalisa Coliva)
  4. Pedantry and Poetry: The Clashing Philosophical Styles of Moore and Bradley
  5. Waismann’s Visions