José Benardete

Professor Emeritus, Philosophy

Research and Teaching Interests

José Benardete's interests range from classical Greek metaphysics to contemporary mathematics. Best known for his book Infinity: An Essay in Metaphysics, he has also published in a wide variety of journals on topics in metaphysics and in the philosophy of mathematics. His most recent book is Metaphysics: The Logical Approach (Oxford University Press, 1989).  Professor Benardete has recently passed away.


Selected Publications


Greatness of Soul in Hume, Aristotle and Hobbes

Metaphysics: The Logical Approach (Oxford University Press, 1989)

Infinity: An Essay in Metaphysics (Oxford University Press, 1964) 


‘Real Definitions: Quine and Aristotle’ Philosophical Studies 72 (2-3) (1993).

‘Sense-Perception and the A Priori’ Mind 78 (310) (1969), pp. 161-177.

‘Continuity and the Theory of Measurement’ Journal of Philosophy 65 (14) (1968), pp. 411-430.

‘Is There a Problem About Logical Possibility?’ Mind 71 (283) (1962), pp. 342-352.

‘Outness’ Journal of Philosophy 55 (8) (1958), pp. 317-322.

‘The Analytic A Posteriori and the Foundations of Metaphysics’ Journal of Philosophy 55 (12) (1958), pp. 503-514.

Missing Chapter Blog:

José Benardete Retirement After-Dinner Remarks (13/12/11):

José Benardete "Meaning, Ontology and Anti-Realism: New Directions" Syracuse University: