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.


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

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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.



  • 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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