Louis Doulas

About

I’m a 1st-year PhD student in Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Before Irvine, I did my MA in Philosophy at Brandeis University where I worked with Eli Hirsch and Berislav Marušić. Before Brandeis, I wrote about art for several years in New York City. And before that, I received a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

I work mostly in metaphysics and the philosophy of science (especially where they intersect) and on related issues in epistemology and the philosophy of language.

I also organize this reading group.

You can reach me by email here: ldoulas@uci.edu.

And here is a (recent) photo of me in Los Angeles with Muffin.

Papers
[Title redacted] (R&R, Philosophical Studies) (email for draft)
I argue that the Moorean approach to ontology entails a contradiction.

[Under review] (email for draft)
I argue that there’s no good reason to rewrite existence debates as grounding debates.

What There Is and What Exists (email for draft)
I defend a neutral interpretation of the quantifiers and show how it solves some metaontological puzzles.

On Numbers and Worlds (email for handout)
I argue that if you believe in mathematical entities then you should also believe in concrete possible worlds.

What is Quantifier Neutralism? (in progress)

Reading Ontology Off Language (in progress)