Instructor in Philosophy
Ph.D in Philosophy (1998), Indiana University
MA in Philosophy (1991), University of Washington
B.A in Philosophy and Psychology (1988), Utah State University
Iím a native Idahoan (born in Idaho Falls) who was pleasantly surprised to get an opportunity to return to the area. Iíve been in Pocatello since 2004. In the interim I had the chance to get to know the rest of the country and teach at some very fine Universities. Iíve held full-time positions at UCLA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Texas Tech University. Itís good to be back in the mountains.
Currently, most of my research time is spent exploring ways to reformulate logical systems for implementation in optics. Itís fascinating work, but leaves me less time than I would like for philosophy. In philosophy, my research focuses on issues in semantics and more broadly on the relation and application of logical theory to philosophical problems. Iím also taking some time to renew a longstanding interest in philosophy of religion.
“Three Problems for the Singularity Theory of Truth.” Journal of Philosophical Logic vol. 26 no. 5 (October 1997) pp. 501-520.
“Burdens of Proof: Why Modal Ontological Arguments Aren’t Convincing.” Journal of Philosophical Research vol 21 (1996) pp. 321-330.
“Is Yablo’s Paradox Liar-Like?” Analysis vol. 55 no. 3 (July 1995) pp. 197-198.
Jonathan Westphal and Jim Hardy, "Logic as a Vector System”, Journal of Logic and Computation, vol. 15 no. 5, (2005) pp. 751-765.
H. J. Caulfield, Jim Hardy and Lei Qian, "Vector Logic Theorem Proving”, Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Information Sciences (July 2005)
H. J. Caulfield, L. Qian, C. S. Vikram, A. Zavalin, K. Chouffani, J. Hardy, J. M. McCurdy, and J. Westphal, "Conservative Optical Logic Devices", in Adv. in Imaging and Electron Physics, 142, 1-52 (2006).
James Hardy and Joseph Shamir, “Optics Inspired Logic Architecture”, Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 150-165 (2007).
At ISU: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Philosophy of Language
Elsewhere: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Mind, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Logic, Advanced Logic, Argumentation, Foundations of Inquiry, Topics in Logic and Semantics (Pragmatics, Truth theories), Issues in Logic and Epistemology (Infinity)
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