Øystein Linnebo

Professor - Philosophy
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See also my personal website oysteinlinnebo.org, which contains pdfs of much of my work.

Academic Interests

My main research interests are in the philosophies of logic and mathematics, metaphysics and the philosophy of language. I am particularly interested in questions concerning ontology, individuation, essence, reference (especially to abstract objects), necessity and knowledge of necessary truths. My approach to these questions is broadly Fregean in that I relate them to questions in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language.

Higher education and employment history

I took up my current position as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo in August 2012. Before that, I was a Professorial Fellow at the Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck College (January 2010 - July 2012), and a Lecturer and then Reader in Philosophy at the University of Bristol. I have also held Research Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford and Oslo. I obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University in 2002 and an MA in Mathematics at the University of Oslo in 1996.

Recent teaching

Research projects

Academic responsibilities and honors

  • Head of Subject ("fagleder"), August 2013 - July 2015
  • Member of Academia Europeae and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (both since 2014)
  • Editorial board of Inquiry, Philosophia Mathematica, SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy, Thought
  • Executive Committee of Scandinavian Logic Society (08/2012 – )
  • Board member of Philosophy of Mathematics Association (07/2015 – 06/2017)
Tags: Philosophy, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Frege

Publications

Thin Objects: An Abstractionist Account, forthcoming with Oxford University Press

“On the Innocence and Determinacy of Plural Quantification” (with Salvatore Florio), forthcoming in Noûs

“Two Types of Abstraction for Structuralism” (with Richard Pettigrew), Philosophical Quarterly 64 (2014), 267-83

“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

“Metaontological Minimalism”, Philosophy Compass 7:2 (2012), 139-51

“Pluralities and Sets,” Journal of Philosophy 107:3 (2010), 144-164

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

“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

  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). How to Harness Basic Law V, In Massimiliano Carrara (ed.),  Unity and Plurality.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198716327.  kapittel 2.  s 19 - 32
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). Plurals and Modals. Canadian journal of philosophy.  ISSN 0045-5091.  46, s 654- 676
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Florio, Salvatore (2016). On the Innocence and Determinacy of Plural Quantification. Noûs.  ISSN 0029-4624.  50, s 560- 583
  • Linnebo, Øystein; Shapiro, Stewart & Hellman, Geoffrey (2016). Aristotelian Continua. Philosophia mathematica.  ISSN 0031-8019.  24, s 214- 246
  • Horsten, Leon & Linnebo, Øystein (2015). Term Models for Abstraction Principles. Journal of Philosophical Logic.  ISSN 0022-3611.  s 1- 23 . doi: 10.1007/s10992-015-9344-z
  • Linnebo, Øystein; Florio, Salvatore; Welch, Philip & Walsh, Sean (2015). Set Theory and Higher-Order Logic: Foundational Issues and Philosophical Developments. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.  ISSN 0029-4527.  56, s 1- 2
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Shapiro, Stewart (2015). Frege Meets Brouwer (or Heyting, or Dummett). The Review of Symbolic Logic.  ISSN 1755-0203.  8(3), s 540- 552
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2014). 'Just is'-Statements as Generalized Identities. Inquiry.  ISSN 0020-174X.  57(4), s 466- 482 . doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2014.905037
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Pettigrew, Richard (2014). Two Types of Abstraction for Structuralism. Philosophical quarterly (Print).  ISSN 0031-8094.  64, s 267- 283 . doi: 10.1093/pq/pqt044
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Rayo, Agustin (2014). Response to Florio and Shapiro. Mind (Print).  ISSN 0026-4423.  123, s 175- 181
  • Shapiro, Stewart & Linnebo, Øystein (2014). Frege Meets Brouwer (or Heyting or Dummett). The Review of Symbolic Logic.  ISSN 1755-0203.  8(3), s 540- 552 . doi: 10.1017/S1755020315000039
  • Ladyman, James; Linnebo, Øystein & Bigaj, Tomasz (2013). Entanglement and non-factorizability. Studies in history and philosophy of modern physics.  ISSN 1355-2198.  44(3), s 215- 221 . doi: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2013.02.004
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2013). Freges oppfatning av logikk: Fra Kant til Grundgesetze. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1943.  48(3-4), s 219- 229
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2013). Føllesdal and Frege on Reference, In Michael Frauchiger (ed.),  Reference, Rationality, and Phenomenology. Themes from Føllesdal.  Ontos Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-86838-182-5.  part V.  s 259 - 279
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2013). THE POTENTIAL HIERARCHY OF SETS. The Review of Symbolic Logic.  ISSN 1755-0203.  6(2), s 205- 228 . doi: 10.1017/S1755020313000014
  • Muller, F.A. & Linnebo, Øystein (2013). On Witness-Discernibility of Elementary Particles. Erkenntnis.  ISSN 0165-0106.  78, s 1133- 1142 . doi: 10.1007/s10670-012-9385-4
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2012). Hierarchies Ontological and Ideological. Mind (Print).  ISSN 0026-4423.  121, s 269- 308 . doi: 10.1093/mind/fzs050
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2005). Epistemological challenges to mathematical platonism. Philosophical Studies.  ISSN 0031-8116.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2005). To Be Is to Be an F. Dialectica.  ISSN 0012-2017.  59
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Frege's Proof of Referentiality. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.  ISSN 0029-4527.  45(2), s 73- 98
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Predicative fragments of Frege Arithmetic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic.  ISSN 1079-8986.  10, s 153- 174
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Frege's Conception of Logic: From Kant to Grundgesetze. Manuscrito.  ISSN 0100-6045.  26(2), s 235- 252
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Critical Study of Stewart Shapiro, Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology. Philosophia mathematica.  ISSN 0031-8019.  11(1), s 92- 104
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Plural Quantification Exposed. Noûs.  ISSN 0029-4624.  37(1), s 71- 92

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  • Linnebo, Øystein (2013). Review of Patricia Blanchette, Frege’s Conception of Logic . Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.  ISSN 1538-1617.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2013). “What is the Infinite and Is It Real?”. Philosophers' magazine.  ISSN 1354-814X.  (61), s 42- 47
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Kant and Frege on Formal Logic.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Plural Quantification , In Ed Zalta (ed.),  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plural-quant/.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Reference and Frege's Context Principle.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Reference and Frege's Context Principle.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Review of Kit Fine, The Limits of Abstraction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.  ISSN 0004-8402.  82(4), s 653- 656
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Mathematical Structuralism.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Neo-Logicism and Impredicativity.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Predicative Fragments of Frege Arithmetic.
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Parsons, Charles (2003). Introductory Note to Correspondence with Walter Pitts, In Solomon Feferman (ed.),  Kurt Gödel: Collected Works, Vol. V.  Clarendon.  ISBN 0198500750.  s 157 - 159
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2002). Naturalistic Challenges: On the Possibility of Non-Scientific Knowledge.

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