Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

John Bell



Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics

BA, D.Phil Oxford

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85750
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4130

My research interests are in mathematical logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy and mathematics of the continuum, infinitesimals.

I would be willing to supervise theses in all of the above areas, as well as philosophical logic, aesthetics and mathematics, the effectiveness of mathematics in physics.


Some recent publications:

Intuitionistic Set Theory. College Publications, 2014.

“Reflections on Mathematics and Aesthetics,” in Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 159-179, May 2015. Available at: <>.

“The Axiom of Choice in an Elementary Theory of Operations and Sets,” in Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos. M. Frappier, D. Brown and R. DiSalle, eds., Springer 2012.