Neil Tennant (philosopher)

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This article is about the philosopher. For the musician, see Neil Tennant.

Neil Tennant (born 1 March 1950, South Africa) is Humanities Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University. Along with Michael Dummett, Crispin Wright, and a few others, Tennant is one of the most notable figures in the contemporary realism/anti-realism debate.[1][2] He has also written extensively on intuitionistic logic and other non-classical logics.

Tennant is currently the editor of the journal American Philosophical Quarterly.


  • Advanced Diploma in German, Goethe Institut, Grafing, 1979
  • Ph.D. (Cantab), Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1975
  • B.A. Honours (Cantab), 1971 (Mathematics Tripos Parts 1A and 1B and Philosophy Tripos Part II)

Selected publications

  • "New Foundations for a Relational Theory of Theory-Revision", Journal of Philosophical Logic, forthcoming.
  • "On the Degeneracy of the Full AGM-Theory of Theory-Revision", in Journal of Symbolic Logic, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 661–676.
  • The Taming of the True, Oxford University Press, 1997, xvii+465 pp. Paperback edition 2002.
  • Autologic, Edinburgh University Press, 1992, xiii+239 pp.
  • Anti-Realism and Logic: Truth as Eternal, Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 1987, xii+325 pp.
  • Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature (with F. von Schilcher), Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984, viii+283 pp.
  • Natural Logic, Edinburgh University Press, 1978, ix+196pp.; Japanese translation by T. Fujimura for Orion Press, 1981; second, revised edition, 1990.

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