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G. Aldo Antonelli

G. Aldo Antonelli

Professor of Philosophy


  1. PhD., University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  2. Dissertation: "Revision Rules; Investigations into Non-Monotonic Inductive Definitions".
  3. Supervised by Nuel D. Belnap. Jr.
  4. Laurea in Filosofia, Università di Torino, 1986.
  5. Supervised by Diego Marconi.


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Areas of Specialization: Logic and applications; defeasible reasoning and knowledge representation; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of logic; philosophy of language; early analytic philosophy.

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2008

Recent Publications

Grounded Consequence for Defeasible Logic, Cambridge University Press (2005).

A Note on Induction, Abstraction, and Dedekind-Finiteness, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 53, n. 2 (2012), pp. 187-92.

Notions of Invariance for Abstraction Principles, Philosophia Mathematica, vol. 18 no. 3 (2010), pp. 276-92

The Nature and Purpose of Numbers, The Journal of Philosophy, vol. 107 (4), April 2010, pp. 191-212.

Numerical Abstraction via the Frege Quantifier, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, vol. 51 no. 2 (2010), pp. 161-79.

Dissertations Supervised

Lucas Halpin, "Meta-Philosophy: Contra Quine" (2011)

Ted Shear, Title TBA

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