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Lukas Paul Skiba

Associate Professor
  • E-maillukas.skiba@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 89 09
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12-13
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Before joining Bergen, I was an Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the University of Hamburg. I did my PhD and MPhil at the University of Cambridge, after obtaining a BA from Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

My philosophical interests lie at the intersection of metaphysics with the philosophy of logic and language. At the moment I'm particularly interested in "Higher-Order Metaphyiscs", the project of using tools from higher-order logic to formulate metaphysical theories about, e.g., properties, propositions, modality, ground and time.

I also work on the history of analytic philosophy, especially on the philosophy of Gottlob Frege and, more recently, Susan Stebbing.

Published Articles:

  • Forthcoming. Engineering Existence?. Inquiry.
  • 2022. In Defence of Hybrid Contingentism. Philosophers‘ Imprint 22: 1-30.
  • 2022. Frege’s Infinite Hierarchy of Senses. The Reasoner. 63-64.
  • 2021. Higher-Order Metaphysics. Philosophy Compass 16: 1-11.
  • 2021. Higher-Order Metaphysics and the Tropes versus Universals Dispute. Philosophical Studies 178: 2805–2827
  • 2020. Fictionalist Strategies in Metaphysics. (w/ Richard Woodward). In The Routledge Handbook of Metametaphysics, (eds.) Ricki Bliss and James Miller.
  • 2019. Fictionalism, the Safety Result, and Counterpossibles. Analysis 79: 647-658.
  • 2018. Critical Notice of On Reference (ed. A. Bianchi). Analysis. 78: 160-171.
  • 2017. Frege’s Unthinkable Thoughts. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 117: 333–343.
  • 2017. Fictionalism and the Incompleteness Problem. Synthese. 194: 1349-1362.
  • 2015. On Indirect Sense and Reference. Theoria. 81: 48-81.

Edited Volume:

  • I'm currently editing a special issue "Higher-Order Metaphysics of Ground" to appear at Philosophical Studies.