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
Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Wright C (2020) Replies [Logic, Language ad Mathematics]. In: Logic, Language and Mathematics: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright. Ist. ed. n/a, n/a. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 277-432.
Chalkley A, Clark J, Gahagan A, Aitkin L, Booth J, Brannan M, Crane C, Daly-Smith A, Griffin I, Holmes I, Moran C, Nasir N, Poole R, Ryde G, Sherar L, Sollars L, Williams L & Wright C (2020) Active mile briefing: evidence and policy summary. Chalkley A (), Clark J () & Gahagan A () Public Health England. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/active-mile-briefings
Wright C (2019) "How did the serpent of inconsistency enter Frege's paradise?". In: Ebert PA & Rossberg M (eds.) Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 411-436. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/essays-on-freges-basic-laws-of-arithmetic-9780198712084?prevNumResPerPage=60&lang=en&cc=gb#
Wright C (2018) Counter-Conceivability Again. In: Fred-Rivera I & Leech J (eds.) Being Necessary: Themes of Ontology and Modality from the Work of Bob Hale. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 266 - 282.
Wright C (2017) Abstraction and Epistemic Entitlement: On the Epistemological Status of Hume's Principle. In: Ebert P & Rossberg M (eds.) Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 161-185. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/abstractionism-9780199645268?q=ebert〈=en&cc=gb
Wright C (2016) On the Characterization of Borderline Cases. In: Ostertag G (ed.) Meanings and Other Things: Themes from the Work of Stephen Schiffer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 190-210. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/meanings-and-other-things-9780199684939?q=Meanings%20and%20Other%20Things〈=en&cc=gb#
Wright C (2015) Self-knowledge: the Reality of Privileged Access. In: Goldberg S (ed.) Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Scepticism: New Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 49-74. http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-mind-and-language/externalism-self-knowledge-and-skepticism-new-essays
Wright C (2014) On Epistemic Entitlement (II): Welfare State Epistemology. In: Dodd D & Zardini E (eds.) Scepticism and Perceptual Justification. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 213-247. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/scepticism-and-perceptual-justification-9780199658343?cc=gb〈=en&