Tim Button

I am Director of Studies for Philosophy at St John's College. I supervise undergraduates and graduates in my main areas: meta(meta)physics, logic, mathematics, and language. If you are a current Cambridge undergraduate and want to be supervised by me, please go through your DoS. If you are a current or prospective graduate student, get in touch via tecb2 at cam dot ac dot uk.

Part IA Formal logic

This course is an introduction to formal logic. There are no handouts; the lectures follow the textbook, forallx:Cambridge. There is a separate solutions booklet covering all practice exercise, including the self-marked parts of the worksheets (except Owen’s).

Worksheet: [1] [2] [3] [4] [Winter Break]
Worksheet: [5] [6]
Worksheet: [7 and answers] [8 and answers] – from Owen Griffiths
Worksheet: [Final and answers]

Part IB Metatheory

This course covers the metatheory of truth-functional logic. There are no handouts; the lectures follow the textbook Metatheory.

Part IB Intuitionistic logic

This course covers some technical, but mostly philosophical, aspects of intuitionistic logic.

Handout: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Part II Realism and its discontents

This seminar examines varieties of realism and conceptual relativism. Please get in touch if you want to attend, and I will add you to the email list.

Part II Philosophy of set theory

This course covers the philosophy of set theory. There are no handouts; instead the lectures will follow the textbook Open Set Theory. This is a stable version; but if you notice any mistakes, or have any recommendations, please let me know.

Last modified 11 Apr 2019