Dagfinn Føllesdal's Overview
Name:Dagfinn FøllesdalTitle:C.I. Lewis Professor of Philosophy, EmeritusDepartment:PhilosophyAdditional Appointments:Courtesy Proefssor German DepartmentStanford Philosophy Department Member:YesAreas of Specialization:Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mathematics, 20th Century Philosophy, mainly Husserl, the existentialists and QuineEmail Address:email@example.com
ContactView All Contact InformationPrimary Phone:+1-650-725-0108Secondary Phone:+1-650-723-2547, Fax +1-650-723-0985Office Number (physical):100-101BOffice Hours:2009-10 Sabbatical, phone: +47-67 55 00 01Status/NewsLast fall I held the Tang Chun-i Visiting Professorship at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. On June 17, 2010, I gave the Ernst Robert Curtius Lecture at the University of Bonn. On October 15 I shall ecture at a symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Humboldt University in Berlin. On November 16 I will give the Vienna Circle Lecture at the University of Vienna.Research InterestsI am now working on Husserl and Gödel’s views on the existence and knowability of mathematical entities., supported by the Templeton Foundation.Short BioI received my cand.mag. in mathematics, mechanics and astronomy at the University of Oslo in 1953, then studied mathematics in Göttingen 1954-55 and in Oslo 1955-57. In 1957 I went to Harvard to study philosophy, where I took my Ph.D. in 1961. After teaching at Harvard I returned to Norway, where I became professor at the University of Oslo in 1967 and that same year also at Stanford. From 1974 I have been C.I. Lewis Professor at Stanford. I retired from Oslo in 1999.