Øystein Linnebo

Professor - Philosophy
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Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes Hus
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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 PhD 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 and August 2017 - 
  • 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, Oxford University Press (2018)
  • "Actual and Potential Infinity" (with Stewart Shapiro), Noûs (2018)
  • Philosophy of Mathematics, Princeton University Press (2017) 
  • “On the Innocence and Determinacy of Plural Quantification” (with Salvatore Florio), Noûs 53 (2016), 65-83
  • “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
  • “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
  • Cook, Roy & Linnebo, Øystein (2018). Cardinality and Acceptable Abstraction. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic.  ISSN 0029-4527.  59(1), s 61- 74 . doi: 10.1215/00294527-2017-0012 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2018). Dummett on Indefinite Extensibility. Philosophical Issues.  ISSN 1533-6077.  28, s 196- 220 . doi: 10.1111/phis.12122
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2018). On the Permissibility of Impredicative Comprehension, In Jessica Leech (ed.),  Being Necessary Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198792161.  kapittel 9.  s 170 - 189
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2018). Rumfitt on the logic of set theory. Inquiry (Oslo).  ISSN 0020-174X.  s 1- 16 . doi: 10.1080/0020174X.2018.1530832
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2018). Truth in Mathematics, In Michael Glanzberg (ed.),  Oxford Companion to Truth.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199557929.  kapittel 24.  s 648 - 665
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Shapiro, Stewart (2018). Actual and potential infinity. Noûs.  ISSN 0029-4624. . doi: 10.1111/nous.12208 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Florio, Salvatore (2017). Logic and Plurals, In Kirk Ludwig (ed.),  The Routledge Handbook of Collective Intentionality.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138783638.  34.  s 451 - 463
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). How to Harness Basic Law V, In Massimiliano Carrara; Alexandra Arapinis & Friederike Moltmann (ed.),  Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780198716327.  kapittel 2.  s 19 - 32
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). Impredicativity in the Neo-Fregean Program, In Ebert Philip & Marcus Rossberg (ed.),  Abstractionism: Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199645268.  kapittel 12.  s 247 - 268
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). Plurals and Modals. Canadian journal of philosophy.  ISSN 0045-5091.  46(4-5), s 654- 676 . doi: 10.1080/00455091.2015.1132975
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Florio, Salvatore (2016). On the Innocence and Determinacy of Plural Quantification. Noûs.  ISSN 0029-4624.  50(3), s 565- 583
  • Linnebo, Øystein; Shapiro, Stewart & Hellman, Geoffrey (2016). Aristotelian Continua. Philosophia mathematica.  ISSN 0031-8019.  24(2), s 214- 246 . doi: 10.1093/philmat/nkv024
  • 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 (Oslo).  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. The Philosophical Quarterly.  ISSN 0031-8094.  64, s 267- 283 . doi: 10.1093/pq/pqt044
  • Linnebo, Øystein & Rayo, Agustin (2014). Response to Florio and Shapiro. Mind.  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.  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 Show summary
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2004). Predicative fragments of Frege Arithmetic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic.  ISSN 1079-8986.  10, s 153- 174 Show summary
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Frege's Conception of Logic: From Kant to Grundgesetze. Manuscrito - Revista Internacional de Filosofia.  ISSN 0100-6045.  26(2), s 235- 252 Show summary
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Critical Study of Stewart Shapiro, Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology. Philosophia mathematica.  ISSN 0031-8019.  11(1), s 92- 104 Show summary
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2003). Plural Quantification Exposed. Noûs.  ISSN 0029-4624.  37(1), s 71- 92 Show summary

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  • Linnebo, Øystein (2018). Thin Objects: An Abstractionist Account. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199641314.  288 s.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2017). Philosophy of Mathematics. Princeton University Press.  ISBN 9780691161402.  216 s.

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  • Linnebo, Øystein (2017). Bokmelding: Frege – Utvalgte Tekster. Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0029-1943.  52(4), s 187- 192
  • Maliks, Reidar; Linnebo, Øystein & Strand, Arne (2017). Den viktige uenigheten. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Linnebo, Øystein (2016). Identity and two conceptions of ontology. Filosofisk supplement.  ISSN 0809-8220.  s 44- 47
  • 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/. Show summary
  • 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. Show summary

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