Scott A. Shalkowski

Scott A. Shalkowski

Profile

I joined the University of Leeds as a University Research Fellow in 1996. Previously, I held appointments at the University of Memphis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Notre Dame, Chapman College, University of Oklahoma, and the University of Western Australia.

I have received awards from The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Australian Research Council, and the British Academy. I have also been nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award.

My current research projects concern modal epistemology, method in metaphysics, mathematical nominalism, and the epistemology of religious belief.

 

Selected Publications

  • 'Modalism and Logical Pluralism' (with Otvio Bueno), Mind 118 (2009): 295-321.
  • 'Logic and Absolute Necessity', The Journal of Philosophy , CI (2004): 55-82.
  • 'The Ontological Ground of the Alethic Modality', The Philosophical Review, 103 (1994): 669-88.
  • 'Atheological Apologetics', American Philosophical Quarterly, 26 (1989): 1-17.

Downloadable versions of papers freely available via White Rose Research Online

 

Articles

  • 'Essence and Nominalism'. In M. Dumitru (ed.) Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality: Themes from Kit Fine. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), forthcoming.
  • 'Objectivity'. In P. Copan, T. Longman III, C. L. Reese, and M. G. Strauss (eds.) The Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-310-49605-2, pp. 490.
  • 'Nominalism'. In P. Copan, T. Longman III, C. L. Reese, and M. G. Strauss (eds.) The Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-310-49605-2, pp. 487-488.
  • 'Metaphysics'. In P. Copan, T. Longman III, C. L. Reese, and M. G. Strauss (eds.) The Zondervan Dictionary of Christianity and Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 978-0-310-49605-2, pp. 436-437. 
  • 'Modal Epistemology Without Detours'. In R. Fischer and F. Leon (eds.) Modal Epistemology After Rationalism. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 47-66.
  • 'Empirically Grounded Philosophical Theorizing' (with Otvio Bueno). In C. Daly (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophical Methods (Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 231–257. 
  • 'The No-Category Ontology' (with Otvio Bueno and Jacob Busch). The Monist, 98 (3) (2015): pp. 233–245. doi: 10.1093/monist/onv014. 
  • 'Necessity, Worlds, and God'. In M. Szatkowski (ed.), God, Truth and Other Enigmas (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015), pp. 175–202. 
  • 'Modalism and Theoretical Virtues: Toward an Epistemology of Modality' (with Otvio Bueno). Philosophical Studies 172 (2015): pp. 671– 689. doi: 10.1007/s11098-014- 0327-7
  • 'Response to Graham Oppy'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 189–191.
  • 'Response to Critics'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 165–168
  • 'God with or without Abstract Objects'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 143–154. 
  • 'Response to William Lane Craig'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 132–133. 
  • 'Response to Greg Welty'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 102–104. 
  • 'Response to Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 70–72.
  • 'Response to Keith Yandell'. In P. Gould (ed.) Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on The Problem of God and Abstract Objects. (London:Continuum, 2014), pp. 42–44.
  • 'Logical Constants: A Modalist Approach' (with Otvio Bueno), Nos, 47 (2013): 1-24. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0068.2012.00865.x.
  • 'Modal Integration', Philosophia Scientiae, 16 (2012): 85-98.
  • 'IBE, GMR, and Metaphysical Projects' in Bob Hale and Aviv Hoffman (eds.), Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010): 169-187.
  • 'Modalism and Logical Pluralism' (with Otvio Bueno), Mind 118 (2009): 295-321.
  • 'Essence and Being', in Robin Le Poidevin and Andrew McGonigal (eds.), Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008): 49-63.
  • 'Blackburn's Rejection of Modals', in Roger Pouivet, Manuel Rebuschi (eds.), '(Anti-) Realisms: The Metaphysical Issue', Philosophia Scientiae, 12 (1) (2008): 93-106.
  • 'Modal Realism and Modal Epistemology: A Huge Gap', (with Otvio Bueno) Modal Epistemology eds. Erik Weber & Tim De Mey (Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie (Royal Flemmish Academy of Belgium), 2004): 93-106.
  • 'Logic and Absolute Necessity', Journal of Philosophy, 101 (2004): 55-82.
  • 'Theory Neutrality and Logic', Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age: Proceedings of the 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Uwe Meixner (ed.), (Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2001): 51-57.
  • 'Atheistic Teleology', Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 1 (2001): 5-19.
  • 'A Plea for a Modal Realist Epistemology', (with Otvio Bueno) Acta Analytica,15 (2000) 175-93.
  • 'Tractarian Necessity', Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age: Papers of the 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Uwe Meixner and Peter Simons (eds.), (Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 1999), Vol. 2: 257-61.
  • 'Modal Consequence' Logica Yearbook 1998 (Prague: PB tisk Pribram, 1998): 121-31.
  • 'Essentialism and Absolute Necessity', Acta Analytica, 19 (1997): 41-56.
  • 'Theoretical Virtues and Theological Construction', International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 41 (1997): 71-89.
  • 'Conventions, Cognitivism, and Necessity', American Philosophical Quarterly, 33 (1996): 375-92.
  • 'Semantic Realism', The Review of Metaphysics, 48 (1995): 511-38.
  • 'The Ontological Ground of the Alethic Modality', The Philosophical Review, 103 (1994): 669-88.
  • 'Excluded Middle, Law of', The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993), 1189-90.
  • 'Truth Conditions', The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993): 4771-2.
  • 'Verificationism', The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1993), 4927-9 (incorrectly attributed to A. Brennan).
  • 'Supervenience and Causal Necessity', Synthese, 90 (1992): 55-87.
  • 'Evidentialism and Theology', Faith and Philosophy, 9 (1992): 249-58.
  • 'Atheological Apologetics', American Philosophical Quarterly, 26 (1989): 1-17.
  • 'Correspondence Revisited', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 47 (1987): 481-83.
  • 'Concepts and Correspondence', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 47 (1987): 461-74.

 

Reprinted Articles

  • 'Truth Conditions', in Peter Lamarque, Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Language (Oxford: Pergamon, 1997): 203.
  • 'Verificationism', in Peter Lamarque, Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Language (Oxford: Pergamon, 1997): 44-46.
  • 'Atheological Apologetics', in R. Douglas Geivett and Brendan Sweetman (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), 58-73.

 

Translations

  • 'Koga Zanima Tradicionalna Teologija Ali Kaj Je Problem Pri Problemu Zla' ('Who Cares About Traditional Theology or What's the Problem With the Problem of Evil', a translation of 'Theoretical Virtues and Theological Construction') Analiza 2-3 (1998): 144-159.

 

Reviews

  • Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth. By Colin McGinn, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. Pp. vi + 114. Mind111 (2002): 449-453.
  • The Possibility of Metaphysics. By E. J. Lowe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. viii + 275. Philosophical Books, 41 (2000): 275-8.
  • Substance: Its Nature and Existence. By Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosenkrantz, London: Routledge, 1997. Pp. xi + 218. Mind, 107 (1998): 886-9.
  • Dividing Reality. By Eli Hirsch, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Pp. xv + 247. The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 74 (1996): 521-3.
  • Ontology, Modality, and the Fallacy of Reference. By Michael Jubien. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. x + 128. The Philosophical Review 104 (1995): 630-2.
  • Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy. By Richard Swinburne. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. Pp. 236. The International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2 (1994): 171-2.

Responsibilities

  • Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Research interests

  • Modality
  • Modal Epistemology
  • Philosophical Logic
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Religion
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Qualifications

  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Michigan
  • BA in Philosophy, Houghton College

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Philosophy of Religion
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