Øystein Linnebo took up a Professorship at the University of Oslo in August 2012, having previously been a Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, as well as having held positions at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. He obtained his PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University in 2002 and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oslo in 1995.
Linnebo’s main research interests lie in philosophical logic, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, early analytic philosophy (especially Frege), as well as parts of philosophy of language and philosophy of science. He has published more than 50 scientific articles and has recently completed two books, Philosophy of Mathematics (an advanced and somewhat opinionated introduction to the subject, forthcoming with Princeton University Press) and Thin Objects: An Abstractionist Account (a monograph developing and defending a broadly Fregean approach to ontology and philosophy of mathematics, forthcoming with Oxford University Press).
In 2010 – 2013, Linnebo held a European Research Council Starting Grant entitled, Plurals, Predicates, and Paradox, with a budget of nearly €1M.