Bob Hale (philosopher)


region = Western Philosophy
era = Contemporary philosophy,
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image_caption = Bob Hale

name = Bob Hale
birth = 1945
death =
school_tradition = Analytic philosophy
main_interests = Philosophy of mathematics, Philosophy of language, Modality
influences = Gottlob Frege
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notable_ideas = neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics

Bob Hale (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.

Notable Positions

* British Academy Research Reader (1997-9)
* Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (from 2000)
* President of the Aristotelian Society (2002-3)

elected Works

* (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.

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