Professor Øystein Linnebo
Øystein Linnebo took up a Lectureship 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.
In 2010-2013 Linnebo has a European Research Council Starting Grant entitled “Plurals, Predicates, and Paradox: Towards a Type-Free Account”.
Areas of research supervision
- Philosophy of mathematics; philosophical logic; philosophy of language; metaphysics; Frege.
- “Some Criteria for Acceptable Abstraction,” forthcoming in Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
- “Pluralities and Sets,” Journal of Philosophy 107:3 (2010), 144-164
- “Which Abstraction Principles Are Acceptable? Some Limitative Results” (with Gabriel Uzquiano), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60:2 (2009), 239-253
- “Bad Company Tamed,” Synthese 170:3 (2009), 371-391
- “Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics,” in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009)
- “Superplurals in English” (with David Nicolas), Analysis 68:3 (2008), 186-97
- “Structuralism and the Notion of Dependence,” Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2008), 59-79
- “Epistemological Challenges to Mathematical Platonism,” Philosophical Studies 129:3 (2006), 545-574
- “Sets, Properties, and Unrestricted Quantification,” in A. Rayo and G. Uzquiano (eds.), Absolute Generality (Oxford: Clarendon, 2006), 149-178
- “Predicative Fragments of Frege Arithmetic,” Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 10:2 (2004), 153-174
- “Plural Quantification,” in Edward N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2004)
- “Plural Quantification Exposed,” Noûs 37:1 (2003), 71-92
- New Waves in the Philosophy of Mathematics (with Otávio Bueno), Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 (Contributors: Alan Baker, Otávio Bueno, Mark Colyvan, Roy Cook, Thomas Hofweber, Peter Koellner, Hannes Leitgeb, Mary Leng, Øystein Linnebo, Alexander Paseau, Chris Pincock, Agustín Rayo, and Gabriel Uzquiano)
- Special issue of Synthese, 170:3 (2009) (Contributors: Roy Cook, Philip Ebert & Stewart Shapiro, Matti Eklund, Bob Hale & Crispin Wright, John MacFarlane, and Gabriel Uzquiano)