Professor Alan Weir

  • Professor (Philosophy)

Research interests

My main  main research interest in recent years has been in the foundations of logic and mathematics. I recently published a monograph defending formalism in the philosophy of mathematics- Truth through Proof- a formalist foundation for mathematics, (OUP, 2010). I am currently working on a book on physicalism, and its limits.

 

RECENT WORK AND PUBLICATIONS

Quine's Naturalism: Forthcoming in  Harman, G. and Lepore, E. (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Quine. Blackwell. (In Press)

Metatheoretic results for a non-transitive logic 

Formalism in the philosophy of mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .  (2011) ISSN 1095-5054

Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199541492 (2010)

Supervision

Currently on medical leave of absence.

Teaching

Currently on medical leave of absence.

 

Additional information

Currently on medical leave of absence.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2013

Weir, A. (2013) Quine's naturalism. In: Harman, G. and Lepore, E. (eds.) A Companion to W.V.O. Quine. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 114-147. ISBN 9780470672105

Weir, A. (2013) Metatheoretic Results for a Non-Transitive Logic. Technical Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Weir, A. (2013) A robust non-transitive logic. Topoi . (doi:10.1007/s11245-013-9176-9) (Early Online Publication)

2011

Weir, A. (2011) Formalism in the philosophy of mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .

2010

Weir, A.J. (2010) Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199541492

2007

Weir, A.J. (2007) Answers to 'Five Questions'. In: Hendricks, V.F. and Leitgeb, H. (eds.) Philosophy of Mathematics: Five Questions. Automatic Press. ISBN 9788799101351

2006

Weir, A.J. (2006) Honest toil or sheer magic? Dialectica, 61 (1). pp. 89-115. (doi:10.1111/j.1746-8361.2006.01076.x )

Weir, A.J. (2006) Indeterminacy of translation. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Language. Series: Oxford handbooks . Oxford University Press, pp. 233-249. ISBN 9780199259410

Weir, A.J. (2006) Is it too much to ask, to ask for everything? In: Rayo, A. and Uzquiano, G. (eds.) Absolute Generality. Clarendon Press, pp. 333-368. ISBN 9780199276424

2005

Weir, A.J. (2005) Naive truth and sophisticated logic. In: Beall, J.C. and Armour-Garb, B. (eds.) Deflationism and Paradox. Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 218-249. ISBN 9780199287116

Weir, A.J. (2005) Naturalism reconsidered. In: Shapiro, S. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. Series: Oxford handbooks in philosophy . Oxford University Press, pp. 460-482. ISBN 9780195148770

Weir, A.J. (2005) On Kit Fine's 'The Limits of Abstraction'. Philosophical Studies, 122 (3). pp. 333-348. (doi:10.1007/s11098-004-4926-6)

2004

Weir, A.J. (2004) An ultra-realist theory of perception. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 12 (2). pp. 105-128. (doi:10.1080/09672550410001679819)

Weir, A.J. (2004) There are no true contradictions. In: Priest, G., Beall, J.C. and Armour-Garb, B. (eds.) The Law of Non-Contradiction: New Philosophical Essays. Clarendon Press, pp. 385-417. ISBN 9780199265176

2003

Weir, A.J. (2003) Neo-Fregeanism: an embarrassment of riches. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 44 (1). pp. 13-48. (doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1082637613)

Weir, A.J. (2003) Objective content. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 77 (1). pp. 47-72. (doi:10.1111/1467-8349.00102 )

2002

Weir, A.J. (2002) Rejoinder to Laurence Goldstein on the Liar. Analysis, 62 (1). pp. 26-34.

2001

Weir, A.J. (2001) More trouble for functionalism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 101 (1). pp. 267-293. (doi:10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00031.x)

This list was generated on Sat Jan 31 15:54:52 2015 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Weir, A. (2013) A robust non-transitive logic. Topoi . (doi:10.1007/s11245-013-9176-9) (Early Online Publication)

Weir, A. (2011) Formalism in the philosophy of mathematics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy .

Weir, A.J. (2006) Honest toil or sheer magic? Dialectica, 61 (1). pp. 89-115. (doi:10.1111/j.1746-8361.2006.01076.x )

Weir, A.J. (2005) On Kit Fine's 'The Limits of Abstraction'. Philosophical Studies, 122 (3). pp. 333-348. (doi:10.1007/s11098-004-4926-6)

Weir, A.J. (2004) An ultra-realist theory of perception. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 12 (2). pp. 105-128. (doi:10.1080/09672550410001679819)

Weir, A.J. (2003) Neo-Fregeanism: an embarrassment of riches. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 44 (1). pp. 13-48. (doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1082637613)

Weir, A.J. (2003) Objective content. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 77 (1). pp. 47-72. (doi:10.1111/1467-8349.00102 )

Weir, A.J. (2002) Rejoinder to Laurence Goldstein on the Liar. Analysis, 62 (1). pp. 26-34.

Weir, A.J. (2001) More trouble for functionalism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 101 (1). pp. 267-293. (doi:10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00031.x)

Books

Weir, A.J. (2010) Truth Through Proof: A Formalist Foundation for Mathematics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199541492

Book Sections

Weir, A. (2013) Quine's naturalism. In: Harman, G. and Lepore, E. (eds.) A Companion to W.V.O. Quine. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 114-147. ISBN 9780470672105

Weir, A.J. (2007) Answers to 'Five Questions'. In: Hendricks, V.F. and Leitgeb, H. (eds.) Philosophy of Mathematics: Five Questions. Automatic Press. ISBN 9788799101351

Weir, A.J. (2006) Indeterminacy of translation. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Language. Series: Oxford handbooks . Oxford University Press, pp. 233-249. ISBN 9780199259410

Weir, A.J. (2006) Is it too much to ask, to ask for everything? In: Rayo, A. and Uzquiano, G. (eds.) Absolute Generality. Clarendon Press, pp. 333-368. ISBN 9780199276424

Weir, A.J. (2005) Naive truth and sophisticated logic. In: Beall, J.C. and Armour-Garb, B. (eds.) Deflationism and Paradox. Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 218-249. ISBN 9780199287116

Weir, A.J. (2005) Naturalism reconsidered. In: Shapiro, S. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic. Series: Oxford handbooks in philosophy . Oxford University Press, pp. 460-482. ISBN 9780195148770

Weir, A.J. (2004) There are no true contradictions. In: Priest, G., Beall, J.C. and Armour-Garb, B. (eds.) The Law of Non-Contradiction: New Philosophical Essays. Clarendon Press, pp. 385-417. ISBN 9780199265176

Research Reports or Papers

Weir, A. (2013) Metatheoretic Results for a Non-Transitive Logic. Technical Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

This list was generated on Sat Jan 31 15:54:52 2015 GMT.