Philip A. Ebert

Areas of Specialization
Epistemology (formal, traditional, experimental), History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics.

Areas of Competence
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Philosophy of Sport.

Major Administrative Positions
Deputy Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling (2018–today).
Deputy Director of the St Andrews Stirling Graduate Programme (2009–today).

Employment History
08/2020 – current Professor, University of Stirling.
08/2012 – 07/2020
Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling.
09/2007 – 07/2012
Lecturer, University of Stirling.
09/2005 – 08/2007 PostDoctoral Research Fellow, Arché, University of St Andrews.
08/2004 – 08/2005 Research Fellow (part-time) Arché, University of St Andrews

Ph.D. (2006) Department of Philosophy, Arché Centre, University of St. Andrews.
: Prof. Crispin Wright and Prof. Stewart Shapiro
Examiners: Prof. Bob Hale (Sheffield) and Prof. Richard Heck (Brown).
Dissertation: The Context Principle and Implicit Definitions: Towards an account of our a priori knowledge of arithmetic.

M.Litt. (2001) (Philosophy) St. Andrews–Stirling Philosophy Graduate Programme
University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Kant’s Rejection of a Cartesian Conception of the Soul.



Conference and Workshop organisation

  • Co-organiser of a workshop on "Applied Ethics of Nudging" with Conny Wollbrant (Economics) at the University of Stirling.
  • Co-organiser of a workshop “Statistical Evidence in Law and Epistemology” with Martin Smith at Glasgow (2014).
  • Co-organiser of three workshops on Frege with Walter Pedriali (2013, 2014, and 2015).
  • Co-Organiser of two workshops on Formal and Traditional Epistemology with Martin Smith (2009 and 2010) held in Glasgow and Stirling.
  • Co-organiser with Marcus Rossberg and Crispin Wright of four workshops on our translation of Frege’s Grundgesetze der Arithmetik in St Andrews (2006, 2008) and New York University (2010, 2012). Organiser of the Scots Phil Club meeting and a workshop on Stephen Darwall in Stirling December 2009.
  • Co-Organiser of the XIth Abstraction workshop: Status belli – Neo-Fregeans and their critics held at the University St Andrews from the 8th-10th December 2006.

Editorial commitments & Committees
Editorial Board of Thought, July 2011 – today.
Editorial Board of Philosophical Quarterly, 2022 - today
Steering committee of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy, June 2016 – today.
Associate Editor of the journal Erkenntnis, September 2011 – August 2017.

Other Professional Services
Referee for Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectica, Episteme, Ergo, Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Logic, Inquiry, Journal for the History of Analytic Philosophy, Journal of Philosophy, Macmillan Publishers, Mind, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Nous, Oxford University Press, Philosophia Mathematica, Philosophical Quarterly, Review of Symbolic Logic, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Synthese, Theoria.