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Crispin Wright

Professor of Philosophy

Office Address: 

Department of Philosophy, Room 308
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003

Office Hours: 

By Mondays 12.30 - 2pm, or by appointment. (Grad. students by appointment only).


(212) 998-8335


(212) 995-4179

Areas of Research/Interest: 

philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology


Fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Crispin Wright (M.A., Ph.D., Cambridge; B.Phil., D.Litt., Oxford) specializes in the philosophies of language and mathematics, metaphysics and epistemology. In addition to his duties at NYU, he is Professor of Philosophical Research at the University of Stirling and Regius Professor of Logic Emeritus at the University of Aberdeen. He has taught at Columbia, Michigan, Princeton, St. Andrews, where he was the first Wardlaw University Professor and founded the research center, Arché, and Aberdeen where he held the Regius Chair of Logic and was Director of the Northern Institute of Philosophy. His books include Wittgenstein on the Foundations of Mathematics (Harvard 1980); Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects (Humanities Press 1983); Truth and Objectivity (Harvard 1992); Realism Meaning and Truth (2nd. edition Blackwell 1993); The Reason's Proper Study (with Bob Hale, Oxford 2001), Rails to Infinity (Harvard 2001), and Saving the Differences (Harvard 2003). Two collections of his papers, The Riddle of Vagueness and Imploding the Demon, are currently in preparation for publication by Oxford University Press.

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Updated on 02/02/2017