In 2006 I graduated from the University of St Andrews. As a PhD student I was an active member of the Arche Research Centre. My PhD entitled “Context Principle and Implicit Definitions” discusses topics in the philosophy of mathematics, epistemology and ontology.
From 2005-7, I was a PostDoctoral Fellow at Arché (St Andrews). The post was funded by a Leverhulme Research Price awarded to Crispin Wright, Marcus Rossberg and myself to produce a full translation of Frege’s Grundgesetze. This project is now finished and the translation is available with Oxford University Press. See www.frege.info
Since September 2007, I have been working at the University of Stirling, Scotland: I started as a Lecturer and in August 2012 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
From 2009-15 I was a Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and from 2011-17 I was an Associate Editor of Erkenntnis.
My main research interests are:
Epistemology (traditional and formal), Philosophy of Mathematics and History of Early Analytic Philosophy.
I work on a number of aspects in epistemology, in particular topics at the intersection of traditional and formal epistemology with a focus on epistemic rationality. I also work on different notions of risk and study intuitive risk judgements.
In the philosophy of mathematics, I work on aspects of Logicism, Neo-Logicism and Abstractionism more generally.
My interests in the history of early analytic philosophy, is focused mainly on the philosophy of Gottlob Frege. www.frege.info
Other interests in applied philosophy:
I work on the philosophy of gratuitous risk taking (epistemology and ethics) and the use of nudges for behavioural change for policy and business.
Ebert P (2016) A framework for implicit definitions and the a priori. In: Ebert PA, Rossberg M (ed.). Abstractionism: Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 133-160.
Ebert P (2015) Book review of: Richard G. Heck Jr. Reading Frege's Grundgesetze. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-19-923370-0 (hbk); 978-0-19-874437-5 (pbk); 978-0-19-165535-7 (pdf). Pp. xvii + 296, Philosophia Mathematica, 23 (2), pp. 289-293.
Ebert P & Photopoulou T (2013) Bayes' beacon: avalanche prediction, competence and evidence for competence. Modelling the effect of competent and incompetent predictions of highly improbable events In: Proceedings, 2013 International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), Grenoble, France. International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) Proceedings. International Snow Science Workshop 2013, Grenoble, France, 07.10.2013-11.10.2013. Grenoble, France: Montana State University, pp. 363-370. http://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/item.php?id=1817.