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Gabriel Uzquiano Cruz

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1074
Office: STO 230

PhilPapers Profile (with links to online papers)

Biographical Sketch

I received my PhD from the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT in 1999. I taught in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rochester between 1999 and 2005, and I spent one year in the Department of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. In Fall 2006, I moved to Pembroke College and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where I taught between 2006 and 2011.


Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Other Degree , University of Barcelona

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Professor, University of Southern California, 2011-  
CUF Lecturer, University of Oxford, 2006-2011  
Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Pembroke College, 2006-2011  
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, 2005-2006  
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, 1999-2005  

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Professorial Fellow, University of St Andrews, 2014-  

Description of Research

Research Specialties

Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Arché Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, Professorial Fellow,



Rayo, A., Uzquiano, G. (2006). Absolute Generality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapter

Shapiro, S., Uzquiano, G. (2016). Ineffability within the Limits of Abstraction Alone. Abstractionism Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Uzquiano, G. (2014). Mereology and Modality. Mereology, Topology and Location pp. 33-56. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Uzquiano, G. (2011). Mereological Harmony. (Vol. 6). pp. 199-224. Oxford: Oxford Studies in Metaphysics. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603039.001.0001

Encyclopedia Article

Uzquiano, G. (2014). Quantification and Quantifiers. (The Metaphysics Research Lab, Ed.). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. SEP Entry

Journal Article

Bacon, A., Hawthorne, J., Uzquiano, G. (2016). Higher-Order Free Logic and the Prior-Kaplan Paradox. Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Uzquiano, G. (2015). Recombination and Paradox. Philosophers' Imprint. Vol. 15 (19), pp. 1-20. Permalink
Uzquiano, G. (2015). A Neglected Resolution of Russell's Paradox of Propositions. The Review of Symbolic Logic. Vol. 8 (2), pp. 328-344.
Uzquiano, G. (2015). Modality and Paradox. Philosophy Compass. Vol. 10 (4), pp. 284-300.
Uzquiano, G. (2015). Varieties of Indefinite Extensibility. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic. Vol. 56 (1), pp. 147-166.
Uzquiano, G. (2011). Plural Quantification and Modality. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. Vol. CXI (2), pp. 219-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2011.00307.x
Hawthorne, J., Uzquiano, G. (2011). How Many Angels Can Dance on the Point of a Needle? Trascendental Theology Meets Modal Metaphysics. Mind. Vol. 120 (478), pp. 53-81. doi: 10.1093/mind/fzr004
Uzquiano, G. (2011). Before-Effect without Zeno Causality. Noûs. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0068.2010.00812.x
Uzquiano, G. (2010). How to solve the hardest logic puzzle ever in two questions. Analysis. Vol. 70 (1), pp. 39-44. doi: 10.1093/analys/anp140

Magazine/Trade Publication

Florio, S., Linnebo, Ø., Rayo, A., Uzquiano, G. Interview with Agustín Rayo, Gabriel Uzquiano and Øystein Linnebo. The Reasoner. Vol. 9, pp. 46-49. Link to Interview

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Director of Graduate Studies, 2015-2016   


Member, UCAPT: Arts and Humanities Panel, 2014-  
Member, Personnel Committee (Social Sciences) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, 2013-2014   
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