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Fabian Pregel

Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church, University of Oxford

    Welcome to my website! I am a Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at Christ Church, University of Oxford. At Christ Church, I am also the Director of Studies for the undergraduate degrees Mathematics & Philosophy, Computer Science & Philosophy and Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics.

    I did a DPhil (that is, PhD) in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where I worked under the supervision of Prof Alexander Paseau, Prof Volker Halbach and Dr Wesley Wrigley on a thesis titled 'Neo-Logicism and Gödelian Incompleteness'.

    Research Interests

    My research is situated at the intersection of logic with adjacent disciplines such as philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, epistemology and computer science. I believe many questions of philosophical interest arise here.



    ‘Reply to Sprenger’s “A Novel Solution to the Problem of Old Evidence”’. Philosophy of Science

    ‘Neo-Logicism and Gödelian Incompleteness’. Mind 131 (524): 1055–82. Winning entry for the Mind Graduate Essay Prize.

    ‘Deductivism in the Philosophy of Mathematics’ (with Alexander Paseau). In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

    Work in progress

    Frege's Concept of Completeness (under Revise & Resubmit)

    A Defence of Metaphysical Analyticity with an Application to Neo-Logicism

    Naturalness of the Notion of Completeness

    Learnings from Large Language Models for the Philosophy of Language




    In Trinity Term 2023, I taught a series of lectures on Gödel’s incompleteness theorems, their proof and their philosophical implications at Oxford’s philosophy faculty. The slides are available here.


    Tutorials & Classes


    Over the last few years, I have also taught classes and tutorials in logic and adjacent areas at Oxford’s philosophy and mathematics faculty.


    Classes / Tutorials I regularly teach:

    • Introductory Logic (1st year course)

    • Philosophical Logic (3rd year course)

    • Philosophy of Mathematics  (3rd year course)

    • Philosophy of Language and Logic   (3rd year course)

    • Knowledge & Reality (Epistemology and Metaphysics)   (3rd year course)

    • Frege’s Foundations of Arithmetic (1st year course)

    • Turing on Computability and Intelligence (1st year course)

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