Robert Hale FBA, FRSE (born 1945) is a British philosopher, who is 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. He also had been a lecturer in the University of Glasgow, the University of St. Andrews and the University of Lancaster.
Hale wrote the first published neo-Fregean construction of the real numbers.
- (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.