John P. Burgess

John Patton Burgess (born 5 June 1948) is John N. Woodhull Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University where he specializes in logic and philosophy of mathematics.

John Patton Burgess
Born5 June 1948
Alma mater
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
Main interests
Logic, philosophy of mathematics

Education and career

Burgess received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley's Group in Logic and Methodology of Science. His interests include logic, philosophy of mathematics and metaethics. He is the author of numerous articles on mathematical and philosophical logic and philosophy of mathematics. In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1] He is the brother of Barbara Burgess.

Selected publications

  • 1997. A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Reconstrual of Mathematics (with Gideon Rosen), Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198236158
  • 2005. Fixing Frege, Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691122318
  • 2007. 'Computability and Logic (with George Boolos and Richard C. Jeffrey), Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521877520
  • 2008. Mathematics, Models, and Modality: Selected Philosophical Essays, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521880343
  • 2009. Philosophical Logic, Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691137897
  • 2011. Truth (with Alexis Burgess), Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691144016
  • 2013. Saul Kripke: Puzzles and Mysteries ISBN 978-0-7456-5284-9.
  • 2015. Rigor and Structure, Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198722229


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