Current Research

 

Metaphysics:

 

Yvonne Raley’s current focus is on the degree to which the science of gemology falsify some of the basic tenets of theoretical deductivism: the view that scientific truths are straightforwardly predicted by application and deduction from the underlying sciences.

 

Ethics:

 

Yvonne Raley is currently working on some talks and papers centering on how to manufacture environmentally friendly jewelry by applying the concept of “fair trade”.  She is also exploring what aspects of jewelry can be done locally, and the consequences of local production on the global economy.