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Mark Textor

Professor Mark Textor

textorProfessor of Philosophy

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2984
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King's College London
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Professor Textor did his undergraduate and graduate work in Hamburg, where he wrote a PhD on Bernard Bolzano's theory of propositions (published as Bolzanos Propositionalismus, Berlin/New York 1996).  He has taught in Hamburg, Munich, Bern and Zurich.

He supports SV Werder Bremen.

His motto:

"Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities." (Russell)

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Logic and metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of language
  • History of analytic philosophy

Mark Textor works on topics in logic and metaphysics and philosophy of language. He is also interested in the history of analytic philosophy (see his The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy and The Routledge Guide Book to Frege on Sense and Reference.) He is currently working on intentionality from a systematic as well as a historical perspective. His most recent project is a book a Brentano's philosophy of mind.

Professor Textor welcomes enquiries from prospective students seeking supervision in areas connected to his research interests.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Selected publications
  • The Routledge Guidebook on Frege on Sense and Reference
    London: Routledge 2010
    304 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-415-41962-8 (paperback)
  • Über Sinn und Bedeutung von Eigennamen
    Paderborn: mentis, 2005.
  • Bolzanos Propositionalismus
    Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 1996.
For a complete list of publications, please see Mark's full research profile.

Professor Textor has previously taught on the following modules

Undergraduate modules: 
  • 6AANB015 Foundations of Analytic Philosophy
Postgraduate modules:
  • 7AAN2059 Philosophy of Language
  • 7AAN2017 Foundations of Analytic Philosophy 
  • 7AAN2018 Foundations of Phenomenology
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