Louis Doulas

I’m 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 analytic philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics. I also have interests in aesthetics, the philosophy of language, and philosophical methodology. Overall, my work is driven by a desire to understand the relationship between our ordinary beliefs and the demands and doubts that philosophy is thought to impose on them.

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. Analysis, Common Sense, and Public Philosophy: Themes from the Philosophy of Susan Stebbing

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


  1. What Philosophical Disagreement and Philosophical Skepticism Hinge On

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

  2. Against Philosophical Proofs Against Common Sense

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

  3. A Puzzle About Moorean Metaphysics

    Philosophical Studies (2021) 178: 493–513

Book Chapters

  1. Making Sense of Stebbing and Moore on Common Sense

    In A. Coliva and L. Doulas (eds.), Analysis, Common Sense, and Public Philosophy: Themes from the Philosophy of Susan Stebbing, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

  2. Philosophical (and Scientific) Progress: A Hinge Account

    In S. Goldberg and M. Walker (eds.), Attitude in Philosophy, Oxford University Press (forthcoming) (with Annalisa Coliva)

  3. 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. Of Tables and the Atomic Theory: Susan Stebbing on Ordinary Language and Scientific Language
  2. Pedantry and Poetry: The Clashing Philosophical Styles of Moore and Bradley
  3. What Moore’s Hands Mean
  4. Waismann’s Visions