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Eastaugh, Benedict

Dr. Benedict Eastaugh

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 223
D-80539 München

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5473



Further Information

Benedict Eastaugh received an MA in Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics (2011) and a PhD in Philosophy (2015) from the University of Bristol. His PhD thesis assessed the philosophical ramifications of results in reverse mathematics. Before coming to the MCMP, Benedict was a postdoctoral researcher on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Set Theoretic Pluralism (principal investigators: Toby Meadows and Philip Welch) at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Bristol.

Research Interests

Benedict’s research interests lie primarily in logic and philosophy of mathematics, including foundations of mathematics and the role of mathematics in science and philosophy. He is currently applying tools and results from reverse mathematics to problems in epistemology and philosophical logic, including axiomatic theories of truth and the foundations of mathematical philosophy.

Recent Publications

  • Review of John Stillwell, Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out. Philosophia Mathematica 28(1):108–116, 2020 (preprint) (DOI).
  • Set existence and closure conditions: unravelling the standard view of reverse mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 27(2):153–176, 2019 (preprint) (DOI).
  • Tarski. In A. Malpass and M. Antonutti Marfori (eds.), The History of Philosophical and Formal Logic: From Aristotle to Tarski (pp. 293–313). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 (preprint).