- Early Analytic Philosophy
- Philosophy of Language
- Early Modern Philosophy
- Classical Indian Philosophy
My areas of philosophical interest include metaphysics and epistemology, the history of analytic philosophy, and classical Indian philosophy. I am the co-author, with Cory Juhl, of Analyticity (Routledge, 2010), and have authored a few papers on various topics, mostly concerning Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Quine.
Juhl, Cory and Loomis, Eric. Analyticity. Routledge, 2010.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
Loomis, Eric J. “A Priority and Necessity” In H. J. Glock and J. Hymann (eds), A Companion to Wittgenstein. Blackwell: 2014 (forthcoming).
Loomis, Eric J. and Juhl, Cory. “Analytic Truth”. In G. Russell and D. Graff Fara (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Routledge Press. 2012.
Loomis, Eric J. “Criteria”. In K. Jolley (ed.) Ludwig Wittgenstein: Key Concepts. Dublin: Acumen Press. 2010.
Loomis, Eric J. “Criteria and Defeasibility: When Good Evidence is not Good Enough”, in D. Moyal-Sharrock (ed.) Perspicuous Presentations: Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Psychology and Sociology. New York: Palgrave, 2007.
Loomis, Eric J. “Empirical Equivalence in the Quine-Carnap Debate”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2006: 87, 499-508.
Juhl, Cory F., and Loomis, Eric J. "Conventionalism", in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.
Juhl, Cory F., and Loomis, Eric J. “Analyticity”, in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.
Loomis, Eric J. and Juhl, Cory F. "Explication", in The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Science. S. Sarkar and J. Pfeifer, eds. Routledge, 2006.
Loomis, Eric J. “Logical Form and Propositional Function in the Tractatus”, Theoria, 2005: 3, 215-40.
Loomis, Eric J. "Speaking of Logical Form: The Tractatus and Carnap's Logical Syntax of Language", Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 2005: 8, 176- 205.
Loomis, Eric J. “Necessity, the A Priori and the Standard Meter”, Synthese, vol. 121, 3, 1999.See More
Proceedings, Entries, and Published Book Reviews:
Loomis, Eric J. “Empiricism”, “Epistemology”, “Idealism”, “Induction and Deduction”, “Metaphysics”, “Ontology”, “Positivism”, “Realism”, “Truth”. Encyclopedia entries in The Sage Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. L. E. Sullivan (ed). New York: Sage Publications. 2009
Loomis, Eric J. “Designation and Ontological Commitment in Sellars and Prasangika Madhyamaka”, in Cultures: Conflict-Analysis-Dialogue: Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society. G. Gasser, C. Kanzian, E. Runggaldier, eds. Kirchberg am Wechsel, 2006
Loomis, Eric J. "Eternal Truth by Convention", in Knowledge and Belief: Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society. Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 2003.
“Ilham Dilman's Wittgenstein's Copernican Revolution: The Question of Linguistic Idealism”, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July, 2002. “Review of Classical Indian Metaphysics”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 26, July 2000.
“Justification in Carnap’s Constructed Languages” (under review at Journal for the History and Philosophy of Logic).
“A Circularity Problem for Modal Realist Analyses of Counterfactuals” (under review at Review of Metaphysics).
- Chinese Philosophy (cross-listed with International Studies)
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Introduction to Logic
- Introduction to Ethics (online and in-class)
- Symbolic Logic
- Mathematical Logic (cross-listed with Mathematics and Statistics)
- Philosophy and Cognitive Science (cross-listed with Psychology)
- Philosophies of India (cross-listed with International Studies)
- Philosophy of Mind
- Philosophy of Science
- Post-Kantian Anglo-Analytic Philosophy
- Philosophies of Liberation (Honors)
- Issues in Environmental Ethics (Freshman Seminar)
- Social Ethics (blended course)