Louis Doulas

University of California, Irvine
Department of Philosophy
85 Humanities Instructional Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4555

I’m currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. My dissertation, Remaking Moore: Essays on Moore’s Metaphilosophy, is on the epistemology and methodology of G.E. Moore.

My philosophical interests are both theoretical and historical—where epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, the philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy meet. In general, I’m interested in approaching philosophical problems with a certain historical sensitivity.

I also teach. As primary instructor, I taught Puzzles and Paradoxes at UC Irvine and an MTEL Prep course at Brandeis University. I’ve served as a graduate student instructor for various courses too (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.

Before 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.

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



Publications

Books

  1. The Philosophy of Susan Stebbing

    Oxford University Press (co-edited with Annalisa Coliva)

Articles

  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. Proof in Parts: Understanding Moore’s Elusive Proof
  2. Making Sense of Moore and Stebbing on Common Sense
  3. Questions with and without Method: Moore, Carnap, and Wittgenstein
  4. What Moore’s Hands Mean
  5. Remembering What You Know