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Elaine Landry

Elaine  Landry


2286 Social Science and Humanities Building
Davis , Ca 95616
Office Phone: (530) 554-1391


  1. Ph.D.: University of Western Ontario, 1998


Dissertation: "Category-Theoretic Realism: A Linguistic Approach to the Philosophy of Mathematics," directed by John Bell.

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of mathematics (structuralism, category theory, set theory, model theory), philosophy of science (structural realism, physics, logical positivism, realism), analytic philosophy (Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap), philosophy of language, logic

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 2008

2012-2013 Course Schedule

On leave

112 - Formal Logic

30 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science

Other Courses

12 Introduction to Symbolic Logic
131 Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics 189I Topics in Philosophy of Science
210 Philosophy of Science Seminar

Recent Publications

2013 a) “The Genetic Versus the Axiomatic Method: Responding the Feferman 1977”, Review of Symbolic Logic, Volume 6 (1), Special Issue on Feferman’s 1977 Paper, Landry, E., Guest Editor, pp. 24-50.

2012 a) “Methodological Structural Realism”, in Structural Realism: Structure, Objects and Causality, Western Ontario Series for Philosophy of Science, Reidel, Landry, E., and Rickles, D., (Editors), pp. 29-59.

b) “Recollection and the Mathematician’s Method in Plato’s Meno”, Philosophia Mathematica, Volume 20 (2), Special Issue on Plato’s Mathematical Methodology, pp. 143-169.

Currently Supervising Dissertations

Emily Barranco

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