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Researcher: Colyvan, M (Dr Mark Colyvan)

Fields of Research

Conservation and biodiversity
Biological mathematics
Other philosophy and religious studies
Probability theory
History and philosophy of engineering and technology
Evolutionary biology
Financial mathematics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Other environmental management
Marine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Proposal for Fuzzy International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories and criteria; Biological Conservation
A taxonomy and treatment of uncertainty for ecology and conservation biology; Ecological Applications
An Introduction to Logic; Pyrrho Press
An Introduction to Logic (2nd Ed); Pyrrho Press
Can the Eleatic Principle be Justified?; Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Causal Explanation and Ontological Commitment; 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium
Conceptual Contingency and Abstract Existence; The Philosophical Quarterly
Confirmation Theory and Indispensability; Philosophical Studies
Contrastive Empiricism and Indispensability; Erkenntnis
Dealing with Vagueness in Threatened Species Classification; 18th International Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society: Real World Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
Fuzzy Sets and Threatened Species Classification; Conservation Biology
Heaps of Gluts and Hyde-ing the Sorites; Mind
Indispensability Arguments in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Is it a Crime to Belong to a Reference Class?; Journal of Political Philosophy
Looking for Contradictions; Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Mathematics and Aesthetic Considerations in Science; Mind
Mathematics: Truth and Fiction?; Philosophia Mathematica (3)
Philosophy's Role in the Taming of Uncertainty; Philosophy and the New Millenium
Quaternions and Space-Time; Metascience
Ranking in Threatened Species Classification: A Reply to Todd; Conservation Biology
Review of H G Dales and G Oliveri (eds) Truth in Mathematics; Australian Mathematical Society Gazette
Review of J P Burgess and G Rosen A Subject With No Objects; Studia Logica
Review of J R Brown, Philosophy of Mathematics; Philosophy in Review
Review of M Resnik 'Mathematics as a Science of Patterns' and S Shapiro 'Philosophy of Mathematics'; British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Review of M Steiner, 'The Application of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem'
Review of P Maddy Naturalism in Mathematics; Mind
The Miracle of Applied Mathematics; Synthese
The Treatment of Uncertainty and the Structure of IUCN Threatened Species Categories; Biological Conservation

Research Projects

A Metaphysical Approach to Vagueness; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Mathematical Issues at the Foundation of Population Ecology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Philosophical Naturalism; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Identification and Treatment of Uncertainty in Threatened Species Classification; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Role of Naturalism in Ontology and Scientific Methodology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Uncertainty in Risk Assessment; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Aesthetic considerations in mathematical applications
Causation as a spandrel of four dinensional spece-time A corollory to Hgh Price's perspectualism
Complex persons
Knowledge, Community and Ignorance
Philosophy of Mind
Superpositional Belief
The External Self - Externalism and First Person Authority
The Fine-Tuning of the Universe- A Philosophical Analysis
The interpretation and role of science in the philosophy and practice of environmental debates and policy making