Gabriel Uzquiano Cruz

Professor of Philosophy

Contact Information
E-mail: uzquiano@usc.edu
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.


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

  • 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, http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/


    • 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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