Volker Halbach

Volker Halbach

Tutor in Philosophy; Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Computer Science and Philosophy
Modern Languages and Philosophy
Psychology and Philosophy
Mathematics and Philosophy
MA PhD Munich, MA Oxf

Logic is my main interest. I also work in related areas including philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mathematics. But usually questions in these other fields are transformed into logical problems when I work on them.
While still at school I started reading philosophy. In my first year at university I became soon interested in logic. It is the most general and abstract science that provides tools for tackling many problems in philosophy and beyond in an interesting way. 

1985-1991 M.A., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1991-1994 Dr.phil., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Università degli Studi di Firenze
1997-2004 Universität Konstanz 
2004- Oxford University 

I teach all logic related courses including Introduction to Logic and Elements of Deductive Logic in the first year, Philosophical Logic, Formal Logic, Philosophy of Logic & Language, and Philosophy of Mathematics. Moreover I give tutorials in General Philosophy, Frege, Knowledge & Reality, and Early Modern Philosophy. 
New College boasts more philosophers than most other colleges. There is always somebody to discuss philosophy. 

Selected Major Publications: 

  • Axiomatic Theories of Truth, Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • The Logic Manual, Oxford University Press, 2010
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