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Hi! I'm
Philip Bold

I'm a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

My research focuses on later Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics. More specifically: Using Wittgenstein's critical methods, I investigate conceptual illusions that give rise to classic problems in the philosophy of mathematics - such as questions regarding the nature of numbers, the distinctive necessity of mathematical truths, and the perplexing nature of infinity. On this approach, such questions are products of confusion.

I completed my PhD at UNC, Chapel Hill under the supervision of Alan Nelson, Ram Neta, and Markus Kohl. I earned my B.A. in Philosophy (magna cum laude) at Brown University in 2015.

In 2019, I won the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest university-wide award for excellence in undergraduate teaching by a graduate student.

Outside philosophy, I spend most of my time rock climbing.

Download my CV here.

Email me at philipjbold [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

I share my favorite quotes from Wittgenstein (and related material) here: @wittgenstein_daily

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