Professor Peter Sullivan


Philosophy University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Peter Sullivan

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BA (Leeds), MA, BPhil, DPhil (Oxford), FRSE Professor I joined the department at Stirling in 1993 and was appointed Professor in 2003. Professional Activities Member of The Editorial Board of The Philosophical Quarterly Member AHRC Peer Review College


My research interests are in the history of analytic philosophy and the philosophy of logic and mathematics. The principal focus of much of my research has been Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus; surrounding this work, I have published papers on Frege, Russell, and Ramsey. From 2003-2006 I was involved in an AHRC-funded research project on the interpretation of the Tractatus which aimed to explore how Wittgenstein's critical conception of the task and method of philosophy emerges out of his detailed engagement with the logical theories of his predecessors in the analytic tradition. Since then I have been working particularly on Ramsey, both in his own right and as a resource for understanding Wittgenstein.

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Book Chapter

Sullivan P (2020) Varieties of Alien Thought. In: Miguens S (ed.) The Logical Alien: Conant and His Critics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 183-201.

Book Review

Sullivan P (2009) Frege's Logic. Review of:
Danielle Macbeth, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 2005, 256 pp. ISBN 0-674-01707-2. History and Philosophy of Logic, 30 (1), pp. 91-96.