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G. Aldo Antonelli

G. Aldo Antonelli

Professor of Philosophy

2296 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
Davis , Ca 95616
Office Phone: (530) 554-1368


  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.


For detailed information see Prof. Antonelli's web site.

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

2013-2014 Course Schedule

128 - Rationality
200A - Proseminar

134 - Modal Logic
12 - Intro Symbolic Logic

Not Teaching

Other Courses

156 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
134 – Modal Logic
135 – Alternative Logics
189K Topics in Logic
212 Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics

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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