Richard Heck attended Duke University as an undergraduate, graduating summa cum laude , with distinction, with a B.S. in Mathematics. A Marshall Scholar, he then studied at Oxford University for two years, receiving a B.Phil. in philosophy. His received a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 and taught at Harvard University from 1991-2005.
HECK, RICHARD G. CONSISTENCY AND THE THEORY OF TRUTH. The Review of Symbolic Logic. 2015; 8 (03) : 424-466. |
Heck, Richard G. In Defense of Formal Relationism. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 2014; 3 (3) : 243-250. |
Heck, Richard G. Intuition and the Substitution Argument. Analytic Philosophy. 2014; 55 (1) : 1-30. |
Heck, R. G. Predicative Frege Arithmetic and 'Everyday' Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica. 2014; 22 (3) : 279-307. |
Heck, Richard G. A Liar Paradox. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 2012; 1 (1) : 36-40. |
Heck, Richard G. More on ‘A Liar Paradox’. Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 2012; 1 (4) : 270-280. |
Heck, R. G. Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, 1925-2011. Philosophia Mathematica. 2012; 21 (1) : 1-8. |
Heck, Richard G. Ramified Frege Arithmetic. J Philos Logic. 2010; 40 (6) : 715-735. |
Heck, Richard G. MACFARLANE ON RELATIVE TRUTH. Philosophical Issues. 2006; 16 (1) : 88-100. |
Heck, R. G. Self-reference and the Languages of Arithmetic . Philosophia Mathematica. 2006; 15 (1) : 1-29. |
Heck, Richard G. Julius Caesar and Basic Law V. Dialectica. 2005; 59 (2) : 161-178. |
Heck, Richard G. TRUTH AND DISQUOTATION. Synthese. 2005; 142 (3) : 317-352. |
‘The Basic Laws of Cardinal Number’ and ‘Formal Arithmetic Before Grundgesetze’, in P. Ebert and M. Rossberg, A Companion to Frege’s Grundgesetze
‘Consistency and the Theory of Truth’, in Review of Symbolic Logic
‘Is Frege’s Definition of the Ancestral Correct?’, in Philosophia Mathematica
Truth in Frege" (with Robert May), forthcoming in M. Glanzberg, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Truth
"Introduction", in Crispin Wright, The Riddle of Vagueness, forthcoming from Oxford University Press
‘Frege Arithmetic and “Everyday Mathematics”’, Philosophia Mathematica 22 (2014), pp. 279–307
‘In Defense of Formal Relationism’, Thought 3 (2014), pp. 243–50
‘Intuition and the Substitution Argument’, Analytic Philosophy 55 (2014), pp. 1–30
"Semantics and Context-Dependence: Towards a Strawsonian Account", in A. Burgess and B. Sherman, eds., Metasemantics: New Essays on the Foundations of Meaning (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 327–64
"The Function is Unsaturated" (with Robert May), in M. Beaney, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 825–50
"Is Compositionality a Trivial Principle?", Frontiers of Philosophy in China 8 (2013), pp. 140–55
"Solving Frege's Puzzle", Journal of Philosophy 109 (2012), pp. 132-74
Reading Frege's Grundgesetze (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
"A Liar Paradox", Thought 1 (2012), pp. 36-40
"A Logic for Frege's Theorem," in Frege's Theorem, pp. 267-96
"Ramified Frege Arithmetic", Journal of Philosophical Logic 40 (2011), pp. 715-35
"The Composition of Thoughts" (with Robert May), Noûs 45 (2011), pp. 126-66
"The Existence (and Non-existence) of Abstract Objects", in Frege's Theorem, pp. 200-26
Frege's Theorem (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
"Frege's Theorem: An Overview", in Frege's Theorem, pp. 1-39
"Frege and Semantics," Grazer Philosophische Studien 75 (2007), pp. 27-63; also in The Cambridge Companion to Frege, ed. by T. Ricketts and M. Potter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 342-78
"Are There Different Kinds of Content?," in J. Cohen and B. McLaughlin, eds., Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Mind (Oxford: Blackwells, 2007), pp. 117-38
"Self-reference and the Languages of Arithmetic", Philosophia Mathematica 15 (2007), pp. 1-29
"Meaning and Truth-conditions", in Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language, edited by D. Greimann and G. Siegwart (New York: Routledge, 2007), pp. 349-76
"Use and Meaning", in The Philosophy of Michael Dummett, edited by R.E. Auxier and L.E. Hahn (Chicago: Open Court, 2007), pp. 531-57
"Reason and Language", in C. Macdonald and G. Macdonald, eds., McDowell and His Critics (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006), pp. 22-45
"Idiolects," in J. J. Thomson and A. Byrne, eds., Content and Modality: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Stalnaker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 61-92
"Frege's Contribution to Philosophy of Language" (with Robert May), E. Lepore and B. Smith, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 3-39
"Julius Caesar and Basic Law V", Dialectica 59 (2005), pp. 161-78; reprinted in Frege's Theorem, pp. 111-26
"Truth and Disquotation", Synthese 142 (2004), pp. 317-52
"Frege on Identity and Identity-Statements: A Reply to Thau and Caplan," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2003), pp. 83-102
"Semantic Accounts of Vagueness", in J.C. Beall, ed., Liars and Heaps (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 106-27
"Do Demonstratives Have Senses?" Philosophers' Imprint 2 (2002), http://philosophersimprint.org/002002/
"Non-conceptual Content and the 'Space of Reasons,'" Philosophical Review 109 (2000), pp. 483-523
"Cardinality, Counting, and Equinumerosity," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 41 (2000), pp. 187-209; reprinted in Frege's Theorem, pp. 156-79
"Syntactic Reductionism", Philosophia Mathematica 8 (2000), pp. 124-49; reprinted in Frege's Theorem, pp. 180-99
"Grundgesetze der Arithmetik I §10," Philosophia Mathematica 7 (1999), pp. 258-92
"Grundgesetze der Arithmetik I §§29-32," Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 38 (1998), pp. 437-74
"Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik §§82-3" (with George Boolos), in M. Schirn, ed., The Philosophy of Mathematics Today, pp. 407-28; reprinted in George Boolos, Logic, Logic, and Logic (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), pp. 315-38; also reprinted, with a Postscript, in Frege's Theorem, pp. 69-89
"The Finite and the Infinite in Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik", in M. Schirn, ed., The Philosophy of Mathematics Today (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), pp. 429-66
"That There Might Be Vague Objects (So Far as Concerns Logic)", The Monist 81 (1998), pp. 277-99
"The Julius Caesar Objection," in R. Heck, ed., Language, Thought, and Logic: Essays in Honour of Michael Dummett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 273-308; reprinted in Frege's Theorem, pp. 127-55
"Tarski, Truth, and Semantics," Philosophical Review 106 (1997), pp. 533-54
"Finitude and Hume's Principle," Journal of Philosophical Logic 26 (1997), pp. 589-617; ; reprinted in R. T. Cook, ed., The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction (Dordrecht: Springer, 2007), pp. 62-84; also reprinted, with a Postscript, in Frege's Theorem, pp. 237-66.
"The Consistency of Predicative Fragments of Frege's Grundgesetze der Artithmetik", History and Philosophy of Logic 17 (1996), pp. 209-20
"The Sense of Communication," Mind 104 (1995), pp. 79-106
"Definition by Induction in Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik", in W. Demopoulos, ed., Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1995), pp. 295-333; reprinted in M. Schirn, ed., Frege: Importance and Legacy (New York: de Gruyter, 1996), pp. 200-33
"Frege's Principle", in J.Hintikka, ed., From Dedekind to Gödel: Essays on the Development of the Foundations of Mathematics (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1995), pp. 119-42; reprinted, with a Postscript, in Frege's Theorem, pp. 90-110.
"The Development of Arithmetic in Frege's Grundgesetze der Arithmetik", Journal of Symbolic Logic 58 (1993), pp. 579-601; reprinted, with a postscript, in Demopoulos, ed., Frege's Philosophy of Mathematics, pp. 257-94; also in Frege's Theorem, pp. 40-68
"A Note on the Logic of Higher-order Vagueness", Analysis 53 (1993), pp. 201-8; reprinted in D. Graff and T. Williamson, eds., Vagueness (Dartmouth: Ashgate, 2002), pp. 315-22.
"On the Consistency of Second-order Contextual Definitions", Noûs 26 (1992), pp. 491-4; reprinted, with a Postscript, in Frege's Theorem, pp. 227-36.
Year | Degree | Institution |
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1991 | PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |
1987 | BA | Oxford University |
1985 | BS | Duke University |
Honorary Master of Arts, Brown University, 2005
British Academy Visiting Professor, University of St Andrews, January–February 2004
Awarded the Canadian Journal of Philosophy’s 2002 Essay Prize for the paper ‘Frege on Identity and Identity-Statements’
Paper ‘Do Demonstratives Have Senses’ selected for inclusion in The Philosopher’s Annual
Honorary Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1999
Marshall Scholar, 1985–87
Thought , Associate Editor for Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophers' Imprint, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Philosophia Mathematica: member of the editorial board
Review of Symbolic Logic, Journal for the History of Analytic Philosophy: member of the advisory board
Associate Fellow, Northern Institute of Philosophy
Member of the American Philosophical Association, Association of Symbolic Logic, and Mind Association
PHIL 0540 - Logic |
PHIL 1760 - Philosophy of Language |
PHIL 1765 - Sense and Reference |
PHIL 1880 - Advanced Deductive Logic |
PHIL 1885 - Incompleteness |
PHIL 2120J - Philosophy of Language |
PHIL 2120K - Philosophy of Language: Slurs and Hate Speech |