Prof Alexander Paseau
Associate Professor in Philosophy
My research ranges widely over mathematical philosophy. I have published on topics in philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, mathematical logic, philosophical logic, formal epistemology and formal metaphysics. I am currently working on several papers in these areas and on three books: an anthology of articles in the philosophy of mathematics to be published by Routledge in 2016; a research monograph on non-deductive reasoning in mathematics; and an advanced introduction to the philosophy of mathematics with the title What is a Number?
Specific interests include:
Career & Education
My undergraduate degree was in mathematics from Cambridge. Following a year of philosophy at Cambridge, I took the Oxford BPhil, returning to Cambridge for my PhD, supervised by Alex Oliver. I spent the year 2001 as a visiting graduate at Princeton, where I worked with Paul Benacerraf and was David Lewis’ last student. I then held a Junior Research Fellowship (post-doc) at Cambridge for three years before being appointed to my present post in 2005. More recently, I did a part-time MSc in economics. I was a Visiting Fellow at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science in 2008 and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London in 2014. I held a Mind Association Research Fellowship in 2012.
Outside philosophy and logic, my interests include languages. Born to a Belgian father (my surname is pronounced ‘Pazo’) and Greek mother and educated in continental Europe and England, I’m a native speaker of English, French and Greek. I also speak fluent Italian, some Spanish and German, and read Latin and ancient Greek tolerably well. I support Manchester United from the armchair, am a quizzing enthusiast, and enjoy playing chess with fellow patzers.
Most available here: Phil Papers
Mathematics and Philosophy BA/MMatPhil at Oxford
More information here