Neil Tennant (philosopher)

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Neil Tennant (born 1 March 1950 in South Africa) is an American philosopher. He is Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University; and, before taking up his appointment at the Ohio State University he held positions at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Stirling, and the Australian National University.

Along with Michael Dummett, Crispin Wright, and a few others, Tennant is one of the most notable figures in the contemporary realism/anti-realism debate.[1][2] He has also written extensively on intuitionistic logic and other non-classical logics.

Education and career[edit]

Tennant received his B.A. in mathematics from Cambridge University in 1971, and his PhD in philosophy, also from Cambridge, in 1975.

Tennant was the editor of the journal American Philosophical Quarterly from 2004 to 2007.[3]

He was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, as a Corresponding Fellow, in 1990.[4][5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • "New Foundations for a Relational Theory of Theory-Revision", Journal of Philosophical Logic, forthcoming.
  • "On the Degeneracy of the Full AGM-Theory of Theory-Revision", in Journal of Symbolic Logic, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 661–676.
  • The Taming of the True, Oxford University Press, 1997, xvii+465 pp. Paperback edition 2002.
  • Autologic, Edinburgh University Press, 1992, xiii+239 pp.
  • Anti-Realism and Logic: Truth as Eternal, Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1987, xii+325 pp.
  • Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature (with F. von Schilcher), Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984, viii+283 pp.
  • Natural Logic, Edinburgh University Press, 1978, ix+196pp.; Japanese translation by T. Fujimura for Orion Press, 1981; second, revised edition, 1990.

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