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.

Selected grants

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

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

2006

  • Applied Environmental Decision Analysis hub (AEDA); Lindenmayer D, Bekessy S, Burgman M, Moilanen A, Regan H, Wintle B, McAlpine C, Ben-Haim Y, Drechsler M, McCarthy M, Colyvan M, Pressey B, Possingham H; Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Research Hub (AEDA)/Research Hub.
  • Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA); Colyvan M, Cross J, Hart B, Priest S, Samson D, Broadbridge P, Fox D, Hayes K, Possingham H, Burgman M; Department of Agriculture./Joint Venture.
  • 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).

2001

  • Mathematical Issues at the Foundation of Population Ecology; Colyvan M, Ginzburg L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

Selected publications

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Books

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

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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