Judith Mary Pelham

Department of Philosophy

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S440
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 44721
Emailpelham@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/pelham/

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto
M.A., Philosophy, Simon Fraser University
B.A. (Hon.), Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Professional Leadership

Executive Officer Positions:

Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Secretary-Treasurer: 1996-1999, 2009-present.

Society for Exact Philosophy, Treasurer: 2006 – present.

Canadian Philosophical Association, Assistant Secretary and Secretary, June 2010- June 2012.

Manuscript Reviewing:
Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme, Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada

Referee for:
Dialogue, Canadian Philosophical Association
Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Membership in Professional Organizations:
American Philosophical Association, member 1992 - 1996.
Association for Symbolic Logic, member 1993 - 2000.
Canadian Philosophical Association, member 1990- present.
Society for Exact Philosophy, member 1991 - present.
Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, member 1990-present.

Research Interests

Philosophical Logic, Work of Bertrand Russell and the history of early analytic philosophy, Psychology of Reasoning

All Publications

Book Chapters

"Carnap et L’analyticité", in Carnap Aujourd’Hui: Collection Analytiques – 14, LePage, Paquette, Rivenc (dir.), pp. 297-315, Vrin/Bellarmin, 2002 .

"Frege, Gottlob," in Encyclopedia of Semiotics and Cultural Studies, Paul Bouissac (ed), pp. 249-51, Oxford University Press, 1998.

"A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory," in Quebec Studies in the Philosophy of Science I, M. Marion, R.S. Cohen (eds.), pp. 123-33, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

"Russellian Propositions," with A. Urquhart, in Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science IX, D. Prawitz, B.Skyrms and D. Westerstahl (eds.), pp. 307-26, Elsevier, 1994.

"Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," in Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy, A. Irvine and G. Wedeking (eds.), pp. 325-41. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1993.

Journal Articles

"Russell, Frege, and the Nature of Implication," Topoi, 18:175-184, 1999.

"Modal Indefinability in Some Alternative Leibnizian Frames," with Jennings and O'Toole, Zeitschrift für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik, 34, 19-24, 1988.

Conference Papers

** “The Multiple Relation Theory and Truth,” Society for Exact Philosophy conference, May 25, 2011.

"Logic and Cognitive Science," York University Philosophy Dept Seminar series. October 17, 2008.

“Bertrand Russell and Philosophical Logic,” Blaise Pascal University seminar, Clermont Fermont, France. Dec. 10, 2007.

** “Why There is No Wide Direction Problem for Russell,” Canadian Philosophical Association Conference, York U., May 29, 2006.

‘Remarks on “Similarity and Cotenability,”’ Commentary on Vladan Djordjevic at the Canadian. Philosophical Association, U of T, May 27, 2002.

** "Carnap and Analyticity," Carnap Conference, Université de Montréal, Montréal, June 8, 1998.

'Remarks on "A Defense of Second-Order Logic,"' Commentary on O. Bueno at the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 27, 1998.

** "Carnap and Analyticity," Society for Exact Philosophy Meetings, Georgia State University, Athens, Ga, May 16, 1998.

'Remarks on "Gödel, Carnap and the Principle of Tolerance,'' Commentary on C. Panjvani at the Ontario Philosophical Association, U of Toronto, Nov. 1997.

** "Russell, Frege and the Nature of Implication," Society for Exact Philosophy Meeting, McGill University, May 1997.

"Russell, Frege, and the Round Square," York University Philosophy Department, Jan 97, and University of Waterloo Philosophy Department, March 1997.

** "Conditional Probabilities," Society for Exact Philosphy Meetings, E. Tennesse State University, Oct. 1996.

`Remarks on "Innocence Lost: Davidsonian Semantics and Interpreted Logical Forms"', Commentary on A. Bottrell at the CPA, May 31, 1996.

"Russell's Progress Toward Principia Mathematica", Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, York University, Oct. 13, 1995.

"Russell, Frege, and the Snowfields of Mont Blanc," Philosophy Dept. Logic and Phil of Science Colloquium, University of Toronto, March 22, 1995.

`Remarks on "Russell on the Reality of Relations,"' Commentary on B. Wray at the Ontario Philosophical Society, Toronto, November 10, 1994.

`Remarks on "Deontic Logic,"' Commentary on R. Jennings at Logiques et sémantiques non classiques, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, March 26, 1994.

"A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory,” McGill Philosophy Department, Montreal, Feb. 4, 1994.

** "A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory," Society for Exact Philosophy, Toronto, May 1993.

"Russell on Propositions and Objects: The Role of Logic in Philosophy," Carelton University, Philosophy Department, Ottawa, March, 1993.

`Remarks on "What is a Proposition?"' Commentary on D. Vanderveken at CPA, Charlottetown, May 1992

"Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," Dalhousie University Philosophy Department, Halifax, Aug., 1991

** "Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy Conference, Vancouver, June, 1991.

"Russell and the Contradiction," U of T FORUM, Toronto, Jan., 1991.

"Many-Valued Extensions of Post's Completeness Theorem", Commentary on J. Pelletier at the CPA, Victoria, June 1990

Book Reviews

Russell vs. Meinong: the legacy of “on denoting” edited by Griffin and Jacquette, University of Toronto Quarterly 80.1 2010.

Russell’s Metaphysical Logic by Bernard Linsky, Studia Logica, 70: 441- 444, 2002

Bertrand Russell, by John G. Slater, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, 1995.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL4040 3.0  Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL2100 3.0  Introduction to Logic LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL3102 3.0  Intermediate Logic LECT  

Degrees

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto
M.A., Philosophy, Simon Fraser University
B.A. (Hon.), Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Professional Leadership

Executive Officer Positions:

Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, Secretary-Treasurer: 1996-1999, 2009-present.

Society for Exact Philosophy, Treasurer: 2006 – present.

Canadian Philosophical Association, Assistant Secretary and Secretary, June 2010- June 2012.

Manuscript Reviewing:
Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme, Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada

Referee for:
Dialogue, Canadian Philosophical Association
Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Membership in Professional Organizations:
American Philosophical Association, member 1992 - 1996.
Association for Symbolic Logic, member 1993 - 2000.
Canadian Philosophical Association, member 1990- present.
Society for Exact Philosophy, member 1991 - present.
Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, member 1990-present.

Research Interests:

Philosophical Logic, Work of Bertrand Russell and the history of early analytic philosophy, Psychology of Reasoning

All Publications

Book Chapters

"Carnap et L’analyticité", in Carnap Aujourd’Hui: Collection Analytiques – 14, LePage, Paquette, Rivenc (dir.), pp. 297-315, Vrin/Bellarmin, 2002 .

"Frege, Gottlob," in Encyclopedia of Semiotics and Cultural Studies, Paul Bouissac (ed), pp. 249-51, Oxford University Press, 1998.

"A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory," in Quebec Studies in the Philosophy of Science I, M. Marion, R.S. Cohen (eds.), pp. 123-33, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

"Russellian Propositions," with A. Urquhart, in Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science IX, D. Prawitz, B.Skyrms and D. Westerstahl (eds.), pp. 307-26, Elsevier, 1994.

"Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," in Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy, A. Irvine and G. Wedeking (eds.), pp. 325-41. Univ. of Toronto Press, 1993.

Journal Articles

"Russell, Frege, and the Nature of Implication," Topoi, 18:175-184, 1999.

"Modal Indefinability in Some Alternative Leibnizian Frames," with Jennings and O'Toole, Zeitschrift für Mathematische Logik und Grundlagen der Mathematik, 34, 19-24, 1988.

Conference Papers

** “The Multiple Relation Theory and Truth,” Society for Exact Philosophy conference, May 25, 2011.

"Logic and Cognitive Science," York University Philosophy Dept Seminar series. October 17, 2008.

“Bertrand Russell and Philosophical Logic,” Blaise Pascal University seminar, Clermont Fermont, France. Dec. 10, 2007.

** “Why There is No Wide Direction Problem for Russell,” Canadian Philosophical Association Conference, York U., May 29, 2006.

‘Remarks on “Similarity and Cotenability,”’ Commentary on Vladan Djordjevic at the Canadian. Philosophical Association, U of T, May 27, 2002.

** "Carnap and Analyticity," Carnap Conference, Université de Montréal, Montréal, June 8, 1998.

'Remarks on "A Defense of Second-Order Logic,"' Commentary on O. Bueno at the Canadian Philosophical Association, May 27, 1998.

** "Carnap and Analyticity," Society for Exact Philosophy Meetings, Georgia State University, Athens, Ga, May 16, 1998.

'Remarks on "Gödel, Carnap and the Principle of Tolerance,'' Commentary on C. Panjvani at the Ontario Philosophical Association, U of Toronto, Nov. 1997.

** "Russell, Frege and the Nature of Implication," Society for Exact Philosophy Meeting, McGill University, May 1997.

"Russell, Frege, and the Round Square," York University Philosophy Department, Jan 97, and University of Waterloo Philosophy Department, March 1997.

** "Conditional Probabilities," Society for Exact Philosphy Meetings, E. Tennesse State University, Oct. 1996.

`Remarks on "Innocence Lost: Davidsonian Semantics and Interpreted Logical Forms"', Commentary on A. Bottrell at the CPA, May 31, 1996.

"Russell's Progress Toward Principia Mathematica", Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematics Education, York University, Oct. 13, 1995.

"Russell, Frege, and the Snowfields of Mont Blanc," Philosophy Dept. Logic and Phil of Science Colloquium, University of Toronto, March 22, 1995.

`Remarks on "Russell on the Reality of Relations,"' Commentary on B. Wray at the Ontario Philosophical Society, Toronto, November 10, 1994.

`Remarks on "Deontic Logic,"' Commentary on R. Jennings at Logiques et sémantiques non classiques, Université de Québec à Montréal, Montréal, March 26, 1994.

"A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory,” McGill Philosophy Department, Montreal, Feb. 4, 1994.

** "A Reconstruction of Russell's Substitution Theory," Society for Exact Philosophy, Toronto, May 1993.

"Russell on Propositions and Objects: The Role of Logic in Philosophy," Carelton University, Philosophy Department, Ottawa, March, 1993.

`Remarks on "What is a Proposition?"' Commentary on D. Vanderveken at CPA, Charlottetown, May 1992

"Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," Dalhousie University Philosophy Department, Halifax, Aug., 1991

** "Russell's Early Philosophy of Logic," Russell and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy Conference, Vancouver, June, 1991.

"Russell and the Contradiction," U of T FORUM, Toronto, Jan., 1991.

"Many-Valued Extensions of Post's Completeness Theorem", Commentary on J. Pelletier at the CPA, Victoria, June 1990

Book Reviews

Russell vs. Meinong: the legacy of “on denoting” edited by Griffin and Jacquette, University of Toronto Quarterly 80.1 2010.

Russell’s Metaphysical Logic by Bernard Linsky, Studia Logica, 70: 441- 444, 2002

Bertrand Russell, by John G. Slater, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, 1995.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/PHIL4040 3.0  Seminar in Contemporary Philosophy SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL2100 3.0  Introduction to Logic LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/PHIL3102 3.0  Intermediate Logic LECT