Curriculum VitaeMary Tiles
EDUCATIONM.A. University of Cambridge, England 1978
B.Phil. Philosophy, University of Oxford, England 1974
Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Bristol, England 1973
B.A. Joint Honors Mathematics & Philosophy, University of Bristol, England 1967
TEACHING POSITIONS1992- Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
1989-92 Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
1988-9 Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Swarthmore College
1983-88 Course Tutor in Philosophy, The Open University
1984-85 Visiting lecturer, University of Leicester
1981-85 College lecturer, Balliol College, Oxford
1982-84 College lecturer, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
1980-81 College lecturer, Magdalen College, Oxford
1978-80 University Assistant Lecturer, Cambridge
1976-78 College Lecturer, Balliol College, Oxford
1975-76 College Lecturer, Somerville College, Oxford
1970-71 Instructor in Elementary Logic, University of South Carolina
TEACHING RESPONSBILITIESOn a Regular Basis
Intermediate Symbolic Logic, Introduction to Inductive Logic (probability and decision theory), Role of Models in the Environmental Sciences (required course for Global Environmental Sciences program, SOEST), Critical Thinking for Pre-Med students, Science Technology & Society.
On an Occasional Basis
Graduate seminars in Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Kant, China and the European Enlightenment. Undergraduate – Introduction to Existentialism.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONHistory and philosophy of logic, mathematics, science and technology in Europe and China including French approaches to these areas by those such as Bachelard, Canguilhem, Latour, Foucault, Bordieu, Serres, Martzlof, Chemla, Jami and Jullien.
RESEARCH AREAS(1) The intersections of science, technology and society in the context of climate change, medicine, agriculture and sustainability, including the role of ideology in the politics of environmentalism and sustainability.
(2) Modern and early modern (17th and 18th century) developments in formal methods including the interplay between developments in mathematics, logic and science.
(3) China and the philosophies of the European Enlightenment.
AWARDS2008-2009 Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) leadership fellow.
GRANTS2006-2008 SENCER/NSF Post-Institute Implementation Award - $3,000
2000-2004 NSF, Digital Libraries, Shuhai Wenyuan project, co-PI with Roger Ames, $360,000.
BooksLiving in a Technological Culture: Human Tools and Human Values – co-authored with Hans Oberdiek, Routledge, 1995.
The Authority of Knowledge: An Introduction to Historical Epistemology, co-authored with Jim Tiles, Blackwell, Oxford, 1993.
The Philosophy of Set Theory: An Introduction to Cantor’s Paradise, Blackwell, Oxford, 1989. Reprinted by Dover 2004.
Book Chapters“Formal Rationality” commissioned for Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Philosophy, ed. Desmond Clarke and Catherine Wilson.
“Technology & Environment” and “Environmental Science and Technology” – forthcoming in A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology (Blackwell) edited by Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen, Stig-Andur Pedersen and Vincent Hendricks.
“A Kantian Perspective on the Philosophy of Mathematics”, Philosophy of Mathematics (Handbook of the Philosophy of Science),
edited by Andrew D. Irvine, Amsterdam: Elsevier / North-Holland, 2009.
"Philosophy in Practice" and "Technologies and Sustainable Environments" in Comparative Philosophy Today and Tomorrow:
Proceedings from the 2007 Uehiro CrossCurrents Philosophy Conference, ed. Sarah A Mattice,Geoff Ashton & Joshua P Kimber, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, 242-55.
“Technology, Science and Inexact Knowledge: Bachelard’s Non-Cartesian Epistemology”, in Continental Philosophy of Science, edited by Gary Gutting, Blackwell, 2005, 157-75.
“Kant: from General to Transcendental Logic” in Handbook of the History of Logic, Vol. 3 The Rise of Modern Logic: From Leibniz to Frege, edited by Dov M Gabbay & John Woods, Elsevier North Holland, 2004, 85-130.
“A Science of Mars or Venus: reprint of 1987 article in Feminist Philosophy of Science, edited by Evelyn Fox-Keller & Helen Longino, Oxford University Press, 1996.
“Scientific Method” in Key Themes in Philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series, Vol.22. edited A Phillips Griffiths, Cambridge University Press, 1989, 31-51.
“Epistemological History: the Legacy of Bachelard and Canguilhem” in Contemporary French Philosophy, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture series, Vol. 21, edited by A Phillips Griffiths, Cambridge University Press, 1988.
“Science and the World” in An Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by G H R Parkinson, Routledge, 1988, 225-46.
Articles in Refereed Journals
“Technology and the Possibility of Global Environmental Science” Synthese, Vol. 16, No. 3/ June 2009, 433-52.
“Could the Aristotelian Square of Opposition be Translated into Chinese?” with Jin Mei Yuan, Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy, Vol. IV No. 1 2004, 137-49.
“Balancing Acts: rational agency and efficacious action” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 1999, 289-300
“Coherence and the Jurisdictions of the Tribunal of Reason” in Social Epistemology, 1998.
“Science and the Politics of Hunger” Philosophy of Science, 1998
“The Concept of a Scientific Medicine” in British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 1994.
“Of Heros and Butterflies: Technological Dreams and Human Realities”, International Studies in Philosophy of Science, Vol.4, 1990, 89-100.
“Philosophy and the Analogies of Time” in Philosophical Forum, Vol. XX, 1989, 182-94.
“A Science of Mars or Venus” in Philosophy, 1987, 293-306.
“The Mathematical Mythology of Space and Time” in Fundamenta Scientia Vol. 7, 1987, 357-73.
“Mathesis and the Masculine Birth of Time” in International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 1, 1986, 293-306.
“Correcting Concepts” in Ratio, 1985, 19-35.
“Mathematics the Language of Science?” in The Monist, 1984, 3-17.
“Il Privato e l’autonomia del mentale” in Il Piccolo Hans, 27, 1980, 122-45.
“Kant, Wittgenstein and the limits of Logic” in History and Philosophy of Logic, 1, 1980, 152-70.
“Reference et relativité (ou: Quine dans le contexte)” Critique 399-400, Les Philosophes Anglo-Saxonnes per eux-mêmes, 1980, 580-98.
“Thinking, Making and Using: Technology and the Realization of Human Values” in Technology and Cultural Values: On the Edge of the Third Millenium, edited by Peter D Hershock, Marietta Stepaniants and Roger T Ames, University of Hawaii, Press 2003, 493-507.
“Mastering Metaphors” in Peace Review, 1998.
“Adding a Comparative Dimension” editorial in International Studies in Philosophy of Science, 1998.
“Knowledge and Technology” translation of Chapter IX of Gaston Bachelard’s Essai sur la connaissance approchée.
“The object of the history of the sciences” translation of the introductory essay in Georges Canguihem’s Etudes d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences.
Both included in in Continental Philosophy of Science, edited by Gary Gutting, Blackwell, 2005.
Entries in Works of Reference
The Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, edited by John Protevi, Edinburgh University Press, 2005. Entries on Bachelard, Canguilhem, Cavaillés, Serres, epistemological break.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward Craig, 1997.
Entries on Bachelard (2,000 words), Cantor’s Theorem (1,000 words), The Continuum Hypothesis (2,000 words).
A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, edited by W Newton-Smith, Blackwell, 2000. Entry on Philosophy of Technology (3,000 words).
The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy, edited by Nick Bunnin & Eric Tsui-James, 1995. Entry on Philosophy of Mathematics (10,000 words).
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1989 edition, entry on Philosophical Anthropology (15,000 words)
Oxford Companion to the Mind, edited by R L Gregory, Oxford University Press, 1987. Entries on axioms, deduction, entailment, Euclid, geometry, Gödel and implication.
A Dictionary of Philosophy, edited by Antony Flew, Pan Books, 1979. Most of the entries on logic.
Book Reviews (recent)
Tatiana Arrigoni, What is Meant by V: Reflections on the Universe of all Sets, for Philosophia Mathematica (III), 2007.
Yung Sik Kim and Francesca Bray, eds., Current Perspectives in the History of Science in East Asia, Seoul National University Press, for China Review International, 2003, 193-4.
Joseph Needham Science and Civilization in China: Volume 6: Biology and Biological Technology: Part 6 Medicine, edited by Nathan Sivin, Cambirdge University Press, for China Review International, 2003, 220-21.
Critical study of J P Mayberry The Foundations of Mathematics in the Theory of Sets, Cambridge University Press, for Philosophia Mathematica, Vol,10, 2002, 324-37.
Shen Kandshen, John N Crossley & Anthony W-C Lun The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art: Companion and Commentary, Oxford University press and Science Press Beijing, 1999, for Philosophy East and West, 2001.
Michael Potter Reason’s Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Arithmetic from Kant to Carnap, for Isis, 2001.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Chair, Fall 2006-2009
Acting Chair, Fall 1998 and Fall 2005
Graduate Chair 1995-8
Graduate Admissions Committee 1994-2002
Curriculum Committee 2001, 2004
Examination Committee (chair) Spring 1998-Spring 2000
East-West philosophy Conference 2000 Planning Committee
b. College and University
Chancellor’s Process Committee Fall 2008
Sustainability Council (chair) 2005-
Manoa Climate Commission 2006-
Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee 2007-9
Manoa Faculty Senate 2006-7 (Faculty Service Committee – chair)
Office of Research Services Faculty Advisory Committee 2006-
E5.209 Revision Subcommittee – summer 2005
Arts & Sciences Program and Curriculum Committee 2005-6, 1998-2003.
All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs 2002-4, co-chair 2003-4
Manoa Faculty Senate, Chair 2003-4 and 1999-2000
Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2002-4 and 1998-20002001-4 (CAB 2001-2, SEC
Manoa Faculty Senate 2000-1 and Committee on Administration and Budget
Manoa Budget Advisory Committee 2003-4
Manoa Long Range Development Planning Committee 2003-
Committee on Program Review 2000-3 (convener for program reviews of Meteorology (2001) and Urban and Regional Planning (2002)
Ad Hoc Committee on Reform of Program Review 2000-1
Manoa Strategic Planning – Physical Environment (chair) 2000-1
Ad Hoc Committee on general Education Governance – Fall 2000
Manoa Budget and Planning Committee 1999-2000
Tenure and Promotion Review Committee 1993-6, 1998-9.
Arts & Sciences Senate Executive Committee 1996-8.
State of Hawaii P-20 Council 2004-7
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly,
President 2002-7, Board of Directors 1994-2000, Executive committee 1997-2000
Negotiating Team 2000-2, Collective Bargaining Committee co-chair 1999-2002
National Education Association Special committee on Distance Education 2001-2
Editorial Board of Mathesis 2006-
Editorial Board of American Philosophical Quarterly 2003-5
Editorial Board of International Studies in Philosophy of Science 1996-2000
Board of British Philosophy Summer School in China 1987-2005. Board of American branch 2005-
Staff member British Philosophy Summer School in China, Taiyuan, Spring 2005; Beijing July 1991 and 1990 (events sponsored by British Council, Ford Foundation and various commercial donors).
British Council Academic Link Visitor to China, summer 1990.
Secretary to the Royal Institute for Philosophy, London, 1985-8
Negotiated and established an academic link program between the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing under the auspices of the British Council, 1987.
Executive Committee for the World Congress of Philosophy, Brighton, UK. 1988
Director of Studies, Philosophy, King’s College Cambridge, 1980.