Dr Rob Trueman
Lecturer in Philosophy

Profile

Biography

Before starting at York, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Stirling. And before that, I did my PhD at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Departmental roles

  • Chair of the Board of Examiners
  • Disability Officer
  • Computing Officer

Research

Overview

My main areas of research are philosophical logic, metaphysics and the history of early analytic philosophy. I am especially interested in Frege, Wittgenstein and Ramsey. I am absolutely certain that we still have a lot to learn from their work.

Projects

My current research project focusses on the logical distinction between objects and properties. My hope is that a better understanding of this distinction will allow us to dismiss many traditional problems in metaphysics as mere pseudo-problems.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Intermediate Logic
  • Rationality, Morality and Economics (decision theory component)

External activities

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Contact details

Dr Robert Trueman
Lecturer in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 323263

http://www.rtrueman.com/