Field, Hartry

Hartry Field (B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph. D. Harvard), Silver Professor of Philosophy and University Professor, specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of science. He has had fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of Science Without Numbers (Blackwell 1980), which won the Lakatos Prize, of Realism, Mathematics and Modality (Blackwell 1989), and of Truth and the Absence of Fact (Oxford 2001). Current interests include objectivity and indeterminacy, a priori knowledge, causation, and the semantic and set-theoretic paradoxes.

Recent Book

Saving Truth from Paradox (Oxford 2008)

Recent Papers (mostly with on-line links to not-quite-final versions)

Graduate Courses

  • Metaphysics: Causation (in conjunction with Ned Block), Fall 1997
  • Seminar on Vagueness and Indeterminacy (in conjunction with Stephen Schiffer), Spring 1998
  • Seminar on Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Spring 1999
  • Seminar in Philosophy of Mathematics, Fall 1999
  • Seminar on Theory of Meaning, Spring 2000
  • Seminar on Causation (in conjunction with Gordon Belot), Fall 2000
  • Mind and Language Seminar: Content and its Role in Explanation (in conjunction with Stephen Schiffer), Spring 2001
  • The Semantic and Set-Theoretic Paradoxes (in conjunction with Kit Fine), Fall 2001
  • Mind and Language Seminar: Factually Questionable Discourse (in conjunction with Stephen Schiffer), Spring 2003
  • Seminar in Philosophy of Logic, Fall 2003
  • Seminar in Logic, Spring 2004
  • Seminar in Philosophy of Logic (in conjunction with Crispin Wright), Spring 2005
  • Seminar on Truth, Fall 2005
  • Seminar on Semantic Paradoxes, Fall 2006
  • Mind and Language Seminar: Formal Epistemology (in conjunction with Jim Pryor), Spring 2007
  • Seminar on Norms of Rationality, Fall 2007
  • Thesis Preparation Seminar, Spring 2008
  • Seminar on Foundations of Mathematics, Fall 2008
  • Seminar on Philosophy of Mathematics, Spring 2009
  • Pro-seminar (with Ted Sider), Fall 2009
  • Logic (Classical and Non-Classical), Spring 2010
  • Seminar on Truth, Spring 2011
  • Pro-seminar (with Stephen Schiffer), Fall 2011
  • Seminar on the Revisability of Logic (with Graham Priest), Fall 2011
  • Seminar on Factually Defective Discourse, Fall 2012
  • Seminar on Probability (with Paul Horwich), Spring 2013
  • Seminar on Truth and Vagueness, Fall 2013
  • Pro-seminar (with Cian Dorr), Fall 2014
  • Seminar on Conditionals (with Graham Priest), Fall 2014
  • Seminar on Applied Mathematics (with Cian Dorr), Fall 2015
  • Logic for Philosophers, Spring 2016
Updated on 12/15/2015