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Prof. Dr. Edward Zalta

Visiting Professor

Further Information

Dr. Edward N. Zalta is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He 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 has taught courses and faculty seminars at Stanford University, Rice University, University of Salzburg, University of Auckland, University of Tasmania, University of Padua, University of Santiago de Compostela, and LMU-Munich (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy). He has given lectures at universities in United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Peru, Brazil, Israel, China, and Japan.

Zalta also designed the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and now serves as its Principal Editor.

Research Interests

His research specialties include metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, computational metaphysics, philosophical logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and intensional logic, among others. 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, Mind, the Journal of Philosophical Logic, Nous, and elsewhere.