Professor Crispin Wright


Philosophy University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Crispin Wright

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I am a professional philosopher, specialising in epistemology and the philosophies of language and mathematics. I am currently Global Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at New York University as well as Professor of Philosophical Research at the University of Stirling. Previously I have taught at Oxford, Columbia, Michigan, Princeton, St. Andrews, where I was the first Wardlaw University Professor and founded the research center, Arché, and Aberdeen where I held the Regius Chair of Logic and directed the Northern Institute of Philosophy.

My 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 (Blackwell 1986, 2nd editon 1992); The Reason’s Proper Study (with Bob Hale, Oxford 2001), Rails to Infinity (Harvard 2001), and Saving the Differences (Harvard 2003).


Leverhulme Trust Personal Research Professorship

A five-year full-time research grant

British Academy Research Readership
University of St Andrews

Two-year full time research grant.

Prize Fellowship, All Souls College Oxford

Honorary D. Litt. Aberdeen

Professional membership

Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Elected Fellow of the British Academy

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Elected Member of the Academia Europaea

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