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Home » Julian Cole

Associate Professor

(716) 878-5136

Campus Address: Bishop Hall 235

COLEJC@BUFFALOSTATE.EDU

**Ph.D., Philosphy, The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of St. Andrews**

Julian Cole's Curriculum Vitae

**Areas of Interest**

Philosophy of Mathematics, Institutional Reality, Logic, Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, History of Analytic Philosophy

Dr. Julian Cole joined the faculty at Buffalo State College in Fall 2008 after spending two years teaching at the University of Texas-Pan American. His research interests focus primarily on the metaphysics and epistemology of mathematics. His main project is to defend an account of mathematics that maintains that mathematical entities are freestanding institutional entities.

**Philosophy Articles**

''Towards an Institutional Account of the Objectivity, Necessity, and Atemporality of Mathematics,'' *Philosophia Mathematica*. Online First August 20, 2012. Preprint

''An Abstract Status Function Account of Corporations,'' *Philosophy of the Social Sciences.* Online First July 31, 2012. Preprint

"Mathematical Structuralism Today." An invited survey article for Blackwell's Philosophy Compass. Preprint.

"Mathematical Platonism." An encyclopedia article for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Preprint.

"Creativity, Freedom, and Authority: A New Perspective on the Metaphysics of Mathematics," *Australasian Journal of Philosophy* **87** (2009), 589-608. Preprint.

"Mathematical Domains: Social Constructs?" in Bonnie Gold and Roger Simons ed., Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philosophy, Mathematics Association of America, 2008, 109-128. Preprint.

**Philosophy Book Reviews**

Review of G. Sommaruga's, *Foundational Theories of Classical and Constructive Mathematics, Studia Logica* (in press).

*Review of G. Oliveri's, A Realist Philosophy of Mathematics*, *Philosophia Mathematica ***16(3)** (2008), 409-420.

"Social Construction: The Neglected Option." A Critical Analysis of J. Azzouni, *Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic* **46(2)** (2005), 235-247.

Review of D. Corfield’s, *Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics, Math. Rev*. 2004f:00005.

Review of M. Colyvan, *The Indispensability of Mathematics*, *Mind ***112 **(2003), 331-336 (with Prof. Stewart Shapiro).

Review of S. Y. Auyang, *Foundations of Complex-System Theories in Economics, Evolutionary Biology, and Statistical Physics, Brit. J. Phil. Sci.* **51 **(2000), 187-190.

**Mathematics Articles**

"Multifractal Variation Measures and Multifractal Density Theorems", Real Analysis Exchange **28 **(2003), 501-514 (with Dr. Lars Olsen).

"Relative Multifractal Analysis", *Chaos, Solitons and Fractals* **11 **(2000), 2233-2250.

**Work in Progress**

"On Temporal and Modal Profile and Features of Institutional Ontology"

"Social-Institutional Structuralism".

"Untainted Dependency: An Answer to the Epistemological Challenges".

**Recent Presentations**

''Social Constructivism Concerning Mathematics'' Philosophy Department Seminar on Truth, Objectivity, and (Social) Construction, Stanford University, December 2011.

"Towards an Institutional Account of the Objectivity, Necessity, and Atemporality of Mathematics," Buffalo Logic Colloquium, University at Buffalo, October 2011.

‘Comments on Fabrizio Cariani’s ''Mathematical Induction and Explanatory Value in Mathematics,'' Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2011.

''Power without Power Relations: Conceptual Space for the Social Construction of Mathematics,'' Conversations In and Out of the Disciplines Series, Buffalo State College, March 2011.

"Mathematical Structuralism Today," Buffalo Logic Colloquium, University at Buffalo, September 2009.

"Mathematical Platonism," Buffalo Logic Colloquium, University at Buffalo, August 2009.

"Untainted Dependency: An Answer to the Epistemological Challenges," Department Colloquium, Macalster College, MN, October 2008.

"Creativity, Freedom, and Authority: A New Perspective on the Metaphysics of Mathematics," Buffalo Logic Colloquium, University at Buffalo, September 2008.

Buffalo, NY 14222 • Phone: (716) 878-5136 • Fax: (716) 878-5149

grinnejd@buffalostate.edu

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