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Jody Azzouni
Born
Jawad Azzouni

1954 (age 69–70)
Occupation(s)poet, writer and professor of philosophy

Jody Azzouni (born Jawad Azzouni, 1954) is an American philosopher, poet, and writer. He currently is Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University.

Education

He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from New York University and his PhD from the City University of New York.

Philosophical work

Azzouni is currently working on the philosophy of mathematics (he holds a degree in mathematics), science, logic, language and in areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. He acknowledges a debt to Willard Van Orman Quine. Azzouni is of the nominalist school of thought and has centered much of his philosophical efforts around defending nominalism.

Books

  • Metaphysical Myths, Mathematical Practice: The Ontology and Epistemology of the Exact Sciences Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science Routledge, 2000.
  • Deflating Existential Consequence: A Case for Nominalism Oxford University Press 2004
    • Reviews, Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, 10:4, Dec. 2004, p. 573-577; Philosophia Mathematica, 2009.
  • Tracking Reason: Proof, Consequence and Truth. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Talking About Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations and Fictions. Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Semantic perception : how the illusion of a common language arises and persists. Oxford University Press, 2013.
    • Review, Mind, 2016 link
  • Ontology without Borders. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • The Rule-Following Paradox and its Implications for Metaphysics. Synthese Library Book. 2017
  • Attributing Knowledge: What It Means to Know Something. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Poetry collections

Azzouni has published two collections of poetry with The Poets Press.

  • The Lust for Blueprints, 1999 (rev. 2001)
  • Hereafter Landscapes, 2010 (rev. 2019)


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