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Dr Florian Steinberger


Florian Steinberger was educated at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne where he took a Maîtrise in philosophy and in mathematical logic. He then crossed the Channel to pursue graduate work at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Michael Potter where he received his Ph.D. in 2009. From 2008 to 2011, he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Before joining Birkbeck in spring 2015, Florian was Assistant Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. He continues to be an external member of the MCMP.

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Research Activity

  • Florian's main research interests lie at the intersection of (formal) epistemology and the philosophy of logic (in particular, the question of the normative status of logic and its relation to other epistemic norms and to rationality more broadly), as well with the philosophy of language.
  • He also maintains an active interest in the philosophy of mathematics (logicism, intuitionism), metaphysics (realism/anti-realism), Frege and (increasingly) Carnap with occasional forays into the philosophy of religion.

Some Recent Publications

    • ‘Consequence and Normative Guidance', forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    • ‘The Normative Status of Logic’, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <>.
    • ‘Inferentialism’ (with Julien Murzi), forthcoming in Blackwell Companion to Philosophy of Language, second edition, B. Hale, A. Miller and C. Wright (Ed.).
    • ‘Frege and Carnap on the Normativity of Logic’, Special Issue, G. Schiemer (Ed.), Carnap on Logic, Synthese 194 (1), 2017:143-162.
    • ‘Explosion and the Normativity of Logic’, Mind, Vol. 125 (498), 2016: 385-419.
    • ‘How Tolerant Can You Be? Carnap on Rationality’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 91(3), 2016: 645-668.
    • A complete list of publications and CV are available on Florian's personal website.

Research Supervision

    • Florian welcomes research students in any of the areas of his research interests, and is always happy to receive enquiries from prospective students.
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