Wesley Wrigley

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I read Philosophy at King's College, Cambridge (BA 2013), and then took the BPhil in Philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford (2015). I returned to Cambridge for my PhD in Philosophy (2015-2019), supervised by Tim Button and Michael Potter. During the final year of my PhD I took up a position teaching logic and formal methods at the London School of Economics, before coming back to Oxford as a Departmental Lecturer in January 2020.
''Gödelian Platonism and Mathematical Intuition'', forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ejop.12671)
''Sider’s Ontologese Introduction Instructions'' (2018), Theoria 84: 295-308.
My research primarily focuses on the philosophy of mathematics, logic, and the history of analytic philosophy. I am also interested in the philosophy of language, and in metaphysics (particularly metametaphysics). My PhD thesis was concerned with the incompleteness of mathematics, and the philosophical justification of various attempts to systematically reduce the incompleteness of both arithmetic and set theory. I am currently in the process of converting various parts of the thesis into stand-alone research articles, including one arguing for the existence of absolutely undecidable arithmetical propopositions. I am also currently preparing a short monograph for Cambridge University Press, on the Euclidean conception of mathematics (co-authored with Alex Paseau), and am jointly writing an article with Joel David Hamkins on Cantor's diagonal argument and Gödelian anti-mechanism.


In 2020 and 2021 I gave lectures on Elements of Deductive Logic (EDL), and I've run graduate classes on the Philosophy of Mathematics (co-taught with Joel David Hamkins) and Realism and Indeterminacy. At college level, I provide tutorials for Introduction to Logic, Elements of Deductive Logic, Frege, General Philosophy, Knowledge and Reality, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Philosophy of Logic and Language.