Justin Clarke-Doane

Department of Philosophy
Columbia University
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MC: 4971
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027


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Chapter 1: Realism, Ontology and Objectivity
Chapter 2: Self-Evidence, Proof and Disagreement
Chapter 3: Observation and Indispensability
Chapter 4: Genealogical Debunking Arguments
Chapter 5: Explaining our Reliability
Chapter 6: Realism, Objectivity and Evaluation

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  • "Morality and Mathematics is a terrific book on the epistemological issues faced by realist views in mathematics and morality. Clarke-Doane provides a far more nuanced discussion of these issues than I've seen elsewhere, with sensitivity to what is common in the two domains, and what is different, and to the extent to which the apparent differences hide an underlying similarity. It is sure to become the standard work on this subject." --Hartry Field (NYU)

  • "Justin Clarke-Doane identifies and explores the shocking parallelism between morality and mathematics: on a surprising number of philosophical fronts, the two disparate subjects seem to face common problems and analogous solutions and rebuttals, whether the issue is realism, a priori justification, objectivity, naturalism or pluralism. With consummate philosophical skill, Clarke-Doane teases apart the differences and uncovers what is truly common and what is not. A remarkable philosophical work." --Joel David Hamkins (Oxford)

  • Philosophia Mathematica: "This excellent book...compares morality and mathematics. Their similarities and differences are not what one might naively supposee, as the author demonstrates.  The book is highly recommended to philosophers interested in both subjects, and to anyone who seeks a global understanding of how morality and mathematics fit into our belief system....The idea that practical questions alone resist deflation in the face of pluralist...realism ...facilitated by the tension between realism and objectiity... mak[es]...for a rather striking metaphilosophical vision." --M. Bevan & A.C. Paseau, Oxford University

  • CHOICE: "Clarke-Doane...brings remarkable expertise and...research to [this project].  The main argument [is] copiously defended in this lucid but highly technical treatise....Underlying [the argument] is the important distinction between realism and objectivity....." --S.A. Mason, emerita, Concordia Uniiversity


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