Beau Madison Mount

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2023– : Sir Peter Strawson Fellow in Philosophy, University College, Oxford University and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University.

2022–2023: Lecturer in Logic, King's College London

2020–2022: Lecturer, University of Konstanz

2017–2020: Weston Junior Research Fellow, New College, Oxford University

2018: DPhil, philosophy, Magdalen College, Oxford University

2014: BPhil, philosophy, Magdalen College, Oxford University

2004: DEA, history of philosophy, Université de Paris–IV

2003: MA, comparative literature, Princeton University

1999: BA, English, Duke University 

Recent Publications:

(with Catharine Diehl). ‘The Metaphysics of Opacity’. Philosophers’ Imprint 23/1 (2023): 1–29.
(with Philipp Koralus, Vincent Wang, and Sean Moss) ‘Predicate Reasoning’. In Philipp Koralus, Reason and Inquiry: The Erotetic Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023), 128–87.
(with Rachel Elizabeth Fraser). ‘Absolutely General Knowledge’. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 103 (2021): 547–66.
‘Invariance without Extensionality’. In The Semantic Conception of Logic: Essays on Consequence, Invariance, and Meaning, ed. Gil Sagi and Jack Woods (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), 80–96.
(with Daniel Waxman) ‘Stable and Unstable Theories of Truth and Syntax’. Mind 130 (2021): 439–73.
‘Antireductionism and Ordinals’. Philosophia Mathematica 27 (2019): 105–24





My research covers a variety of issues in philosophy of mathematics and logic, metaphysics, and formal epistemology. I also have side interests in Leibniz and in the history of early analytic philosophy. 

I am currently starting a book on the philosophical importance of post-1960 developments in set theory, with a particular focus on large cardinal axioms, inner model theory, and forcing axioms.

My other projects include work on absolute provability, generalized randomness, choiceless large cardinals, credence aggregation, and the application of formal methods to just war theory (in particular, nuclear war risk).