|Born||30 November 1946|
Mathematical fictionalism, epistemic rejectionism
Hartry H. Field (born November 30, 1946) is an American philosopher. He is Silver Professor of Philosophy at New York University; he is a notable contributor to philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.
Early life and education
Hartry Hamlin Field was born on November 30, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Adelaide (née Anderson) and Donald Field. Field earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1967 and an M.A. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1968. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard in 1972 under the direction of Hilary Putnam and Richard Boyd.
He taught first at
Field was elected Fellow of the
Field's first work was a commentary on
In the 1980s, Field started a project in the
- Science Without Numbers, Blackwell, 1980
- Realism, Mathematics and Modality, Blackwell, 1989
- Truth and the Absence of Fact, Oxford University Press 2001
- Saving Truth from Paradox, Oxford University Press, 2008
- The rejectionist position rejects implicit definitions that involve existential commitments—see Bob Hale and Crispin Wright, The Reason's Proper Study, Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 355.
- "Hartry Field". Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2012. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
- Leeds, Stephen (2006). "Field, Hartry". In Borchert, David (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd ed.). Macmillan Publishers. pp. 633–634 – via Encyclopedia.com.
- "Hartry Field". New York University. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
- "1986 Lakatos Award". London School of Economics. 1987-09-15. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
- "The John Locke Lectures". University of Oxford. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
- "Seven new Distinguished Research Professors in Philosophy". University of Birmingham. December 21, 2012. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
- Yablo, Stephen. "Does Ontology Rest on a Mistake?", Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 72.1 (1998), p. 231.
- John Locke Lectures. Archived 2008-10-21 at the Wayback Machine - Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
- Field, Hartry – New York University