Crispin Wright

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Crispin James Garth Wright (born December 21, 1942 in Surrey ) is a British philosopher and co-founder of neo- logicism .

In 1968 he made the Ph.D. at Trinity College and worked at All Souls College (1969–1978). He then became a professor of logic and metaphysics at the University of St. Andrews . In 2008 he also became a professor at New York University .

In 1983 he wrote Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects . In it he described Frege's theorem that Peano-axioms of arithmetic can be derived from Hume's principle by means of a second-order logic by dispensing with the basic law of value curves (V), which leads to Russell's antinomy . Formal proofs for the theorem followed from George Boolos and Richard Heck . An influential work on the objectivism debate , Truth and Objectivity , followed in 1992. Wright and Bob Hale became the founder of neo- logicism .

In 2012 Wright was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences , in 2019 to the Academia Europaea . In 2013, Crispin was appointed to the Regius Professorship in Logic at the University of Aberdeen .

Works (selection)

  • Wittgenstein on the Foundations of Mathematics , Harvard University Press April 1980.
  • Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects , Humanities Press 1983.
  • Truth and Objectivity , Harvard University Press 1992.
  • Realism Meaning and Truth , 2nd ed., Wiley-Blackwell 1993.
  • with Bob Hale: The Reason's Proper Study , Oxford 2001.
  • Rails to Infinity , Harvard University Press 2001.
  • Saving the Differences , Harvard University Press 2003.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Announcement in the London Gazette about the appointment of Crispin James Garth Wright as Regius Professor of Logic at the University of Aberdeen in the London Gazette on September 27, 2013.

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