Eric J. Loomis
Associate Dean
Early Analytic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Classical Indian Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Early Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Logic

Bio

My areas of philosophical interest include metaphysics and epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy, and classical Indian philosophy. I am the co-author, with Cory Juhl, of Analyticity (Routledge, 2010), and have authored a few papers on various topics, mostly concerning Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Quine. 


Publications

Book:

Juhl, Cory and Loomis, Eric. Analyticity. Routledge, 2010.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Loomis, Eric J. “A Priority and Necessity” In H. J. Glock and J. Hymann (eds), A Companion to Wittgenstein. Blackwell: 2014 (forthcoming).

Loomis, Eric J. and Juhl, Cory. “Analytic Truth”. In G. Russell and D. Graff Fara (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Routledge Press. 2012.

Loomis, Eric J. “Criteria”. In K. Jolley (ed.) Ludwig Wittgenstein: Key Concepts. Dublin: Acumen Press. 2010.

Loomis, Eric J. “Criteria and Defeasibility: When Good Evidence is not Good Enough”, in D. Moyal-Sharrock (ed.) Perspicuous Presentations: Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Psychology and Sociology. New York: Palgrave, 2007.

Loomis, Eric J. “Empirical Equivalence in the Quine-Carnap Debate”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2006: 87, 499-508.

Juhl, Cory F., and Loomis, Eric J. "Conventionalism", in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.

Juhl, Cory F., and Loomis, Eric J. “Analyticity”, in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.

Loomis, Eric J. and Juhl, Cory F. "Explication", in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.

Loomis, Eric J. “Logical Form and Propositional Function in the Tractatus”, Theoria, 2005: 3, 215-40.

Loomis, Eric J. "Speaking of Logical Form: The Tractatus and Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language", Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 2005: 8, 176- 205.

Loomis, Eric J. “Necessity, the A Priori and the Standard Meter”, Synthese, vol. 121, 3, 1999.

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Courses

  • Chinese Philosophy (cross-listed with International Studies)
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Introduction to Ethics (online and in-class)
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Mathematical Logic (cross-listed with Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy and Cognitive Science (cross-listed with Psychology)
  • Philosophies of India (cross-listed with International Studies)
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Post-Kantian Anglo-Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophies of Liberation (Honors)
  • Issues in Environmental Ethics (Freshman Seminar)
  • Social Ethics (blended course)