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Dr Aaron Cotnoir

Dr Aaron Cotnoir

Senior Lecturer

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 464438
Email
ac117@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

Dr A.J. Cotnoir joined the department in 2012 after a PhD at the University of Connecticut and a two-year postdoc at the University of Aberdeen. His main research areas are in metaphysics and philosophical logic.

In metaphysics, his recent work has focused on the question: what makes for unity, sameness, or wholeness? Dr Cotnoir has published widely on the relationship between mereology (the formal theory of parthood and composition) and identity. This interest extends into related questions in ontology, topology, and modality.

In philosophical logic, his work centers on the nature of truth and logical consequence. A key question is whether truth (and logical consequence) have one nature or many or perhaps even none. Dr Cotnoir has published on truth pluralism, logical nihilism, and the semantic paradoxes. 

Dr Cotnoir also has research interests in philosophical theology, and philosophy of religion generally.

For more, see his personal page at www.cotnoir.org.







PhD supervision

  • Andrea Oliani
  • Matteo Nizzardo
  • Camille Fouche
  • Alessandro Rossi
  • Travis Manuel
  • Savvas Ioannou
  • Jarred Snodgrass

Selected publications

  • Natural axioms for classical mereology

    Cotnoir, A. & Varzi, A., Mar 2019, In : The Review of Symbolic Logic. 12, 1, p. 201-208 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Is Weak Supplementation analytic?

    Cotnoir, A., 27 Dec 2018, In : Synthese. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • How to make donuts and cut things in half

    Cotnoir, A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Graham Priest on Dialetheism and Paraconsistency. Springer, (Outstanding Contributions to Logic).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Mutual Indwelling

    Cotnoir, A. J., Apr 2017, In : Faith and Philosophy. 34, 2, p. 123-151 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Theism and dialetheism

    Cotnoir, A. J., 2018, In : Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 96, 3, p. 592-609 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Does universalism entail extensionalism?

    Cotnoir, A., Mar 2016, In : Noûs. 50, 1, p. 121-132 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • From truth pluralism to ontological pluralism and back

    Cotnoir, A. & Edwards, D. O., Mar 2015, In : Journal of Philosophy. 112, 3, p. 113-140 113.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Composition as general identity

    Cotnoir, A., Dec 2013, Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. Bennett, K. & Zimmerman, D. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 8. (Oxford Series in Metaphysics).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Validity for strong pluralists

    Cotnoir, A., May 2013, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 86, 3, p. 563-579 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Non-wellfounded mereology

    Cotnoir, A. & Bacon, A., Jun 2012, In : The Review of Symbolic Logic. 5, 2, p. 187-204 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

 

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