Professor Mark Colyvan

AssocDipAppSc RMIT BSc (Hons) NE PhD ANU
Professor of Philosophy

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Decision Theory, Environmental Philosophy, Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Can we survive mind uploading? Jane LOO

Selected grants

2018

  • Formal Approaches to Legal Reasoning; Colyvan M, Hedden B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2017

  • Laws, Models and Analogies in Ecology; Colyvan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Mathematical notation: a philosophical account; Colyvan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Mathematical Explanation; Colyvan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

2010

  • Group deliberation: balancing consensus and truth; Briggs R, Colyvan M; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

2009

  • Comparing Data Mining Methods in Risk Analysis; Colyvan M; Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis/Research Support.

2008

  • Ethics and Formal Theories of Decision; Colyvan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Evaluation and development of formal consesus methods; Colyvan M; Department of Agriculture./Research Grants.
  • Environmental Ethics and Decision Theory; Colyvan M; Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Research Hub (AEDA)/Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2006

  • A paraconsistent approach to vagueness; Colyvan M, Hyde D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2002

  • The role of naturalism in ontology and scientific methodology; Colyvan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Colyvan, M. (2012). An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Ginzburg, L., Colyvan, M. (2004). Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Colyvan, M. (2001). The Indispensability of Mathematics. New York: Oxford University Press.

2012

  • Colyvan, M. (2012). An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2004

  • Ginzburg, L., Colyvan, M. (2004). Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow. New York: Oxford University Press.

2001

  • Colyvan, M. (2001). The Indispensability of Mathematics. New York: Oxford University Press.

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