McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy
Patricia Blanchette (PhD, Stanford University) is McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Blanchette taught in the Department of Philosophy at Yale University. Blanchette works in the history and philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, history of analytic philosophy, and philosophy of language. She serves on the editorial boards of the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, of Philosophia Mathematica, and of HOPOS. She is the author of Frege’s Conception of Logic (Oxford University Press 2012). Recent articles include “Second Philosophy and Realism”’ in Penelope Maddy on the Philsoophy of Mathematics, J. Kennedy and S. Arbeiter (eds), forthcoming; “Frege on Caesar and Hume’s Principle” in Origins and Varieties of Logicism, F. Boccuni and A. Sereni (eds), “Models in Geometry and Logic: 1870-1920” in Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science – Proceedings of the 15th International Congress (Niiniluoto et al eds. 2017); and “Axioms in Frege” in Essays on Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic (Rossberg and Ebert, eds; 2019). Earlier essays of hers that she most recommends are “Frege and Hilbert on Consistency” (Journal of Philosophy 1996) and “Models and Modality” (Synthese 2000). Blanchette teaches “Introduction to Philosophy” almost every term, and also teaches a variety of courses and seminars in the areas noted above. You can click here for her podcast on “Frege’s Logicism”.
- Frege's Conception of Logic, Oxford University Press, 2012. (link: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/freges-conception-of-logic-9780199891610?cc=us&lang=en& )·
- "Second Philosophy and Realism” in Penelope Maddy on the Philosophy of Mathematics, edited by Juliette Kennedy and Sophie Arbeiter, Springer (forthcoming)
- “Frege on Caesar and Hume’s Principle” in Origins and Varieties of Logicism: A Foundational Journey in the Philosophy of Mathematics, edited by Francesca Boccuni and Andrea Sereni, Routledge 2021
- “Axioms in Frege,” Essays on Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic, edited by Marcus Rossberg and Philip Ebert, Oxford University Press, forthcoming
- “Models in Geometry and Logic: 1870-1920,” Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science – Proceedings of the 15th International Congress, edited by Niiniluoto, Seppälä, & Sober, College Publications 2017, 41-61.