Øystein Linnebo

Professor - Philosophy
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Phone +47 22856961
Mobile phone +47 46660036
Room 644
Visiting address Georg Morgenstiernes Hus
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

See also my personal website, which contains preprints of most of my published articles.

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

Academic responsibilities and honors

  • Head of Research, IFIKK (2021 - )
  • Member of Department Board, IFIKK (2013 - 2020) 
  • Head of Subject ("fagleder"), August 2013 - July 2015 and August 2017 - July 2019 
  • Member of Academia Europeae and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (both since 2014)
  • Editor, Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 
  • 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, 07/2019 –06/2022)

Research projects

Tags: Philosophy, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Frege
Published Feb. 14, 2014 9:40 PM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2021 3:39 PM