Professor Øystein Linnebo
Øystein Linnebo arrived at Birkbeck in 2010. Before that he was a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, having first held Research Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford and Oslo. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University in 2002.
- Linnebo’s main research interests are in the philosophies of logic and mathematics, metaphysics and the philosophy of language. He is particularly interested in questions concerning ontology, individuation, essence, reference (especially to abstract objects), necessity and knowledge of necessary truths.
- From 2010 to 2013 Linnebo holds a European Research Council Starting Grant entitled “Plurals, Predicates, and Paradox: Towards a Type-Free Account”.
- Oystein’s recent publications include:
- “The Potential Hierarchy of Sets”, Review of Symbolic Logic 6:2 (2013), 205-28
- “Hierarchies Ontological and Ideological” (with Agustín Rayo), Mind 121 (2012): 269-308
- “Reference by Abstraction”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 112:1 (2012), 45-71
- “Identity and Discernibility in Philosophy and Logic” (with James Ladyman and Richard Pettigrew), Review of Symbolic Logic 5:1 (2012), 162-86
- “Metaontological Minimalism”, Philosophy Compass 7:2 (2012), 139-51
- “Pluralities and Sets,” Journal of Philosophy 107:3 (2010), 144-164
- Oystein is currently supervising two PhD-students, working in philosophy of logic and philosophy of mathematics.