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Joseph McDonald

Contact 

University of Calgary                                   Home address:
Department of Philosophy                           532 Killarney Glen Court SW
2500 University Drive N.W.                         Calgary, Alberta T3E  7H4
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4                            Phone: (403) 360-1059

Web: http://jmcdonald.ucalgaryblogs.ca

Department Profile Page: https://phil.ucalgary.ca/profiles/joseph-mcdonald

PhilPapers Profile: https://philpapers.org/profile/623142

Email:  joseph.mcdonald1@ucalgary.ca

Office: SS1237

Office Number: (403) 220-6465

 

Education

  • B.A. (Honours) Philosophy, University of Lethbridge, June 2017
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Calgary, April 2019 (expected)

 

Areas of Specialization

  • Symbolic Logic:
    • paraconsistent arithmetic
    • multi-valued paraconsistent logic
    • preservationist logic

 

Areas of Competence

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Analytic Philosophy

 

Academic Positions

  • TA – Phil (Logic) 379, University of Calgary (starting Winter 2018), Dr. Ali Kazmi
    • Duties: grading problem sets and office hours
  • RA – Logic 1000, University of Lethbridge (Fall 2016), Dr. Victor Rodych
    • Duties: assisted in developing and editing an introductory textbook in symbolic logic
  • TA – Logic 1000, University of Lethbridge (Fall 2016), Dr. Victor Rodych
    • Duties: grading midterms and final exams
  • Tutor – Department of Philosophy (Winter 2016)
    • Duties: helping students in both logic and philosophy work through problem sets and research papers
  • TA – Logic 1000, University of Lethbridge (Fall 2015), Dr. Victor Rodych
    • Duties: grading midterms and final exams

 

Awards (award values are in Canadian dollars)

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada CGSM (U of C), September 2017 – August 2017, $17, 500.00
  • QueenElizabeth II Scholarship (U of C), February 2017, $10, 800.00 (did not accept)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada CGSM (U of A), September 2017 – August 2017, $17, 500.00 (did not accept)
  • Ronald M. Yoshida Award in Philosophy of Science, August 2016, $1, 500.00
  • Jason Lang Scholarship, October 2015, $1, 000.00
  • Ronald M. Yoshida Award in Philosophy of Science, August 2015, $1, 500.00
  • Jason Lang Scholarship, October 2014, $1, 000.00

 

Conference/Research Presentations

  • “An Introduction to the General Theory of Categories and Homomorphic Sets,” University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Colloquium, September 21, 2017.
  • “Paraconsistent Logics and Model-Theoretic Applications of LP,” Meeting of the Minds Graduate Conference, University of Lethbridge, March 17-18, 2017.
  • “Paraconsistency Measurements for Preservationist Consequence Relations,” University of Lethbridge Philosophy Undergraduate Conference, March 4, 2017.
  • “Paraconsistent Logics for Non-Classical Arithmetic,” University of Lethbridge Philosophy Undergraduate Colloquium, November 14, 2016.
  • “The Principles and Implications of Quantum Logic,” University of Lethbridge Philosophy Undergraduate Conference, February 27, 2016.

 

Undergraduate Honours Thesis

  • Title: “Paraconsistent Logics and Model-Theoretic Applications of LP”
    • Committee: Dr. Bryson Brown (supervisor), Dr. Kent Peacock

 

Graduate Courses

  • Proof Theory 695 (graduate directed reading) with Dr. Richard Zach (expected to finish January 31, 2017)
  • Proseminar 603 with Dr. Richard Zach (expected to finish December 11, 2017)

 

Service

Panelist, Department of Philosophy External Review, Seminar, 2015/3 – Myself, along with multiple other undergraduate students sat on an external review panel of the University of Lethbridge’s Department of Philosophy. The review panel was conducted by two professors of philosophy from other Canadian universities. We discussed strengths and weakness of the department, general research interests of the students and professors, as well as certain opportunities that are offered (or should be offered) to current undergraduate and graduate students.

 

References

  • Richard Zach (Philosophy), University of Calgary, email: rzach@ucalgary.ca
  • Bryson Brown (Philosophy), University of Lethbridge, email: brown@uleth.ca
  • Victor Rodych (Philosophy), University of Lethbridge, email: rodych@uleth.ca
  • Kent Peacock (Philosophy), University of Lethbridge, email: kent.peacock@uleth.ca

 

Dossier available from:

Denise Retzlaff
Department of Philosophy
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada

Phone: (403) 220-5533
Email: dretzlaf@ucalgary.ca