Jody Azzouni

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Jody Azzouni (born Jawad Azzouni; born 1954) is an American philosopher. He currently is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

Education[edit]

He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from New York University and his PhD from the City University of New York.

Career and philosophical positions[edit]

Azzouni is currently working on the philosophy of mathematics (he holds a degree in mathematics), science, logic, language and in areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. He acknowledges a debt to Willard Van Orman Quine. Azzouni is of the nominalist bent and has centered much of his philosophical efforts around defending nominalism.

Books[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

  • Metaphysical Myths, Mathematical Practice: The Ontology and Epistemology of the Exact Sciences (1994)
  • Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science (2000)
  • Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism (2004)
  • Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence and Truth (2006)
  • Talking About Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations and Fictions (2010)
  • Semantic perception : how the illusion of a common language arises and persists (2013)

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