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Richard M Sainsbury

ProfessorDPhil, Oxford

Richard M Sainsbury



Philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Frege, Russell


Mark Sainsbury works principally in philosophy of language. He is the author of the volume on Russell (1979, pb 1985) in the Routledge "Arguments of the Philosophers" series, and also Paradoxes (Cambridge, 1988; 2nd ed. 1995, 3rd ed. 2009), Logical Forms (Blackwell, 1991, 2nd ed. 2000), Departing From Frege (2002), Reference Without Referents (2005, pb 2007), Fiction and Fictionalism (2009) and, with Michael Tye Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts. His current project is a book provisionally entitled How to Think About Unicorns. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and was formerly Susan Stebbing professor of Philosophy at King's College London and, from 1990-2000, editor of Mind.

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