Richard Heck is best known for his work on Frege's philosophy of mathematics. A collection of papers, Frege's Theorem, was published in 2011, by Oxford, and a second book, Reading Frege's Grundgesetze, appeared in 2012.

Professor Heck also works on philosophy of language. He has published on sense and reference and has written several pieces on general questions about the nature of linguistic competence.

Heck has recently been working on Frege's philosophical development and on truth.

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Richard Heck attended Duke University as an undergraduate, graduating summa cum laude, with distinction, with a B.S. in Mathematics. A Marshall Scholar, he then studied at Oxford University for two years, receiving a B.Phil. in philosophy. His received a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991 and taught at Harvard University from 1991-2005.

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Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology
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Jason Stanley
Robert May

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Robert May, University of California at Davis
Jason Stanley, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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