Dr. Edward N. Zalta
Stanford University, USA
Edward N. Zalta is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). His research specialties include
● Metaphysics and Epistemology
● Philosophy of Mathematics
● Philosophical Logic/Philosophy of Logic
● Computational Metaphysics
Zalta has published two books, Abstract Objects: An Introduction to Axiomatic Metaphysics
(D. Reidel, 1983) and Intensional Logic and the Metaphysics of Intentionality
(MIT Press, 1988), as well as articles in the Journal of Philosophy
Journal of Philosophical Logic
, Journal of Logic and Computation
, Bulletin of
, and elsewhere. Zalta obtained an honors B.A. from Rice University in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1981. He came to Stanford in 1984 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSLI.He is the winner of the K. Jon Barwise Prize (2016), and the Covey Award (2009).
Zalta has taught courses and faculty seminars at Stanford University, Rice University, the University of Salzburg, University of Auckland, University of Tasmania, University of Padua, University of Santiago de Compostela, and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy), and has lectured in various universities in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Peru, Brazil, Israel, China and Japan. His other philosophical interests include: modal logic, formal semantics, contemporary analytic philosophy, contemporary history of philosophy (Bolzano, Brentano, Frege, Meinong, Husserl, Russell, early Wittgenstein, Carnap, Quine), and modern philosophy (Descartes -- Kant). Zalta is also the Principal Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.