“An instant later, both Professor Waxman and his time machine are obliterated, leaving the cold-blooded/warm-blooded dinosaur debate still unresolved.” (Gary Larson, The Far Side)

Daniel Waxman

I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. My research is mostly in the philosophy of mathematics, logic, and epistemology, but I have wide additional interests in metaphysics, metaethics, normative ethics, and political philosophy.

Before coming to Lingnan, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. I received my PhD in Philosophy from New York University in 2017, where I wrote my dissertation under the supervision of Crispin Wright, Hartry Field, and Cian Dorr. As an undergraduate, I studied Maths and Philosophy at Worcester College, Oxford.

My current research focuses mostly on issues of truth and consistency. I'm interested in making sense of pluralist views about mathematics, according to which (roughly) any consistent mathematical theory is true. For related reasons, I think a lot about theories of truth, formal and otherwise, and about the epistemology of consistency: how we might ever come to have justification or knowledge that our best theories are consistent (especially in light of limitative results like Gödel's incompleteness theorems).

Here is a link to my CV.

My email address is danielwaxman@gmail.com.

Publications

Work in Progress (please feel free to email me for drafts or more information)

Teaching