Thomas Hofweber

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Prof. Thomas Hofweber

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Department of Philosophy
University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Caldwell Hall, CB # 3125
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125

Tel: +1 (919) 843-4501
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  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Stanford University, 1999
    • Dissertation: Ontology and Objectivity Co-supervised by Solomon Feferman and John Perry
  • M.A., Philosophy (major), Logic, and Mathematics (minors), University of Munich, Germany, 1994

Research Experience

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Philosophy
    • 2012 – present: Full Professor
    • 2007 – 2012: Associate Professor
    • 2003 – 2007: Assistant Professor
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of Philosophy
    • 1999 – 2003: Assistant Professor

Relevant Publications

  • Hofweber, T. (2023). Idealism and the Harmony of Thought and Reality. Oxford University Press.
  • Hofweber, T. (2023). Refocusing Frege’s Other Puzzle: A Response to Snyder, Samuels, and Shapiro, Philosophia Mathematica, 31(2), (pp. 216–235),
  • Hofweber, T. (2022). The Case Against Higher-Order Metaphysics. Metaphysics, 5(1), (pp. 29–50),
  • Hofweber, T. (2021). The unrevisability of logicPhilosophical Perspectives, 35, (pp. 251-274),
  • Hofweber, T. (2021). Why Our Natural Languages Are Ideal Languages for Metaphysics. In J. T. M. Miller (Eds.), The Language of Ontology. Oxford University Press.
  • Further Publications listed on his website