Edward N. Zalta

Edward Nouri Zalta[6] (/ˈzɔːltə/; born March 16, 1952) is an American philosopher who is a senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. He received his BA at Rice University in 1975 and his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1981, both in philosophy.[6] Zalta has taught courses at Stanford University, Rice University, the University of Salzburg, and the University of Auckland. Zalta is also the Principal Editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.[7]

Edward N. Zalta
Zalta speaking at Wikimania 2015
Edward Nouri Zalta

(1952-03-16) March 16, 1952 (age 69)
Alma materRice University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
InstitutionsUniversity of Auckland
Rice University
University of Salzburg
CSLI, Stanford University
ThesisAn Introduction to a Theory of Abstract Objects (1981)
Doctoral advisorTerence Parsons
Main interests
Epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, intensional logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, intentionality, situation theory
Notable ideas
Abstract object theory, exemplifying and encoding a property as two modes of predication, Platonized naturalism,[4] computational metaphysics