John P. Burgess

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John Patton Burgess (born 5 June 1948) is a John N. Woodhull Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's Group in Logic and Methodology of Science. His interests include logic, philosophy of mathematics and metaethics. He is the author of numerous articles on mathematical and philosophical logic and philosophy of mathematics and (with Gideon Rosen) of A Subject With No Object. He coauthored another book Computability and Logic with George Boolos and Richard Jeffrey.[1] In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


  • 1997. A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Reconstrual of Mathematics (with Gideon Rosen), Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198236158
  • 2005. Fixing Frege, Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691122318
  • 2008. Mathematics, Models, and Modality: Selected Philosophical Essays, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521880343
  • 2009. Philosophical Logic, Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691137897


  1. ^ "John Burgess". Princeton University Department of Philosophy. 21 April 2010. 

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