Professor Ian Rumfitt
Ian Rumfitt studied philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Princeton University, and has taught it at Keele University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and back at Oxford, where he was for seven years a Tutorial Fellow of University College.
He joined the Birkbeck Department in 2005. He works mainly in philosophy of language and logic, and in the history of analytic philosophy (Frege) with forays into metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics.
Areas of research supervision
Logic; metaphysics; philosophy of language.
Complete list of papers - view details
Selection of papers:
- 'Old Adams Buried'. Forthcoming in Analytic Philosophy 54-2 (June 2013) - view details.
- ‘Truth and the determination of content: variations on themes from Frege’s Logische Untersuchungen’. Grazer Philosophische Studien 82 (2010): 3-48 - view details
- 'Meaning and possibilities: the semantic justification of logical laws' (edited text of my Inaugural Lecture, delivered on 25 June 2008) - view details
- ‘The logic of boundaryless concepts’. Forthcoming in Alexander Miller, ed.,Logic, Language, and Mathematics: a Festschrift for Crispin Wright (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2013) - view details
- 'On a neglected path to intuitionism'. Forthcoming in Topoi 30 (2011) - view details
- ‘Objects of thought’. Forthcoming in Gary Ostertag, ed., Meanings and Other Things: Essays in Honor of Stephen Schiffer (Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press, 2011) - view details
- ‘Inference, deduction, logic’. In John Bengson and Marc A. Moffett, eds., Know How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind and Action (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011) - view details
- ‘Ramsey on truth and meaning’. Forthcoming in Benjamin Morison and Katerina Ierodiakonou, eds., Episteme, etc: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2011) - view details
- ‘Prospects for justificationism’. Forthcoming in Michael Frauchiger and Wilhelm Essler, eds., The Lauener Library of Analytic Philosophy: Themes from Dummett (Frankfurt: Ontos, 2012) (This volume collects papers delivered at the symposium held in Berne in May 2010 on the occasion of the award of the 4th Lauener Prize in Philosophy to Sir Michael Dummett) - view details