Bob Hale (philosopher)

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Bob Hale
Born 1945
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Analytic philosophy
Main interests Philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, modality
Notable ideas neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics

Bob Hale, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh FRSE, is a British philosopher, well known for his contributions to the development of the neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics in collaboration with Crispin Wright, and for his works in modality and philosophy of language.

Since 2006, he has been a professor of philosophy in the department of philosophy at the University of Sheffield. Prior to that, he taught in the University of Glasgow, the University of St. Andrews and the University of Lancaster.

Hale produced the first published neo-Fregean construction of the real numbers.[1]

Notable Positions[edit]

Selected works[edit]

  • (1987) Abstract Objects. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • (1997) Co-editor with Crispin Wright. The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • (2001) With Crispin Wright. The Reason's Proper Study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • (2013) "Necessary Beings: An Essay on Ontology, Modality, and the relations between them" Oxford: Oxford University Press


  1. ^ "Bob Hale Official Webpage on Sheffield University, Philosophy Department". Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Bob Hale Official Webpage on Sheffield University, Philosophy Department". Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ The Council, The Aristotelian Society, retrieved 2012-12-03.

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