Gregory Landini

PhD, Indiana University, 1986
268 English-Philosophy Building
Office Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:00
Research Interests: 

philosophy of logic, metaphysics, modal logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, history of analytic philosophy

Dr. Landini is the author of four books: Frege's Notations; what they are and how they mean ( Palgrave/MacMillan 2012), Russell (Routledge 2010), Wittgenstein’s Apprentice with Russell (Cambridge, 2007) and Russell's Hidden Substitutional Theory (Oxford, 1998). He has published many articles in the philosophy of logic and metaphysics. His teaching and research interests include modal logic, the foundations of mathematics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and the history of analytic philosophy. 

Selected Publications: 


  • Frege's Notations: What they are and how they mean, Palgrave-MacMillian, 2012.
  • Russell, Routledge, 2010.
  • Wittgenstein’s Apprenticeship With Russell, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Russell's Hidden Substitutional Theory, Oxford University Press, 1998.


  • "Fictions are all in the Mind," forthcoming.
  • "On Russell's Metaphysics of Time," forthcoming.
  • "Principia Mathematica; One-Hundred Years of (Mis)interpretation," forthcoming.
  • "Typos of Principia Mathematica" History and Philosophy of Logic, 2013 forthcoming.
  • "Zermelo and Russell's Paradox, Is There a Universal Set?" Philosophia Mathematica, 2013 forthcoming.
  • "Original Intentionality and Impredicative Concepts," Soochow Journal (2011.
  • "Russell and the Ontological Argument," Russell 29 92010), pp. 101-128.
  • "Cocchiarella's Formal Ontology and the Paradoxes Hyper-intensionality," in, ed., Roberto Poli, Essays on the Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism of Nino Cocchiarella, 2009, forthcoming.
  • "Russell's Schema: Not Priest Inclosure," History and Philosophy of Logic (2009), forthcoming.
  • "Yablo's Paradox and Russellian Propostions," Russell 28 (2008): 127-42.
  • "Ontology as Sinnlos," Denbridge Journal, Vol. 6: Analysis and Metaphysics (2007).
  • "Logicism Without Peano 4," in The Soochow Journal of Philosophical Studies, 16 (2007), pp. 69-91.
  • "Wittgenstein Reads Russell," in The Oxford Companion to Wittgenstein, OUP, forthcoming.
  • "Russell's Definite Descriptions De Re," in Russell vs Meinong: One Hundred Years After 'On Denoting', forthcoming.
  • “Frege's Cardinal Numbers As Concept-Correlates,"Erkenntnis 65 (2006), pp. 207-243.
  • "The Ins and Outs of Frege's Way Out," Philosophia Mathematica, (January 2006), pp 1-25.
  • “Quantification Theory in *8 of Principia Mathematica and the Empty Domain,” History and Philosophy of Logic, 25 (2005), pp. 47-59.
  • “Wittgenstein’s Tractarian Apprenticeship,” Russell 23(2), (2004), pp. 101-130.
  • “Logicism's ‘Insolubilia’ and Their Solution by Symbolic Logic” in ed., Godehard Link, Russell 2001: One Hundred Years of Russell’s Paradox (De Gruyter, 2004).
  • “Russell’s Separation of Logical and Semantic Paradoxes and Its Significance for Logical Atomism,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 2003.
  • “The Substitutional Theory,” in ed., Nicholas Griffin, Companion to Russell, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 241-285.
  • “Russell’s Definite Descriptions as a ‘Paradigm for Philosophy,’ ” in, ed., Dale Jacquette, A Companion to Philosophical Logic (Blackwell 2002), pp. 194-223.
  • “Quantification Theory in *9 of Principia Mathematica,” History and Philosophy of Logic, 21 (2000): 57-78.
  • “Russell's Intensional Logic of Propositions: A Resurrection of Logicism?” in (eds.) F. Orilia & W. Rapaport, Thought, Language and Reality -- Essays in Honor of Hector-Neri Castañeda , (Kluwer, 1998): 61-93.
  • “‘On Denoting’ Against Denoting, Russell, 18 (1998): 43-80.
  • “Will the Real Principia Mathematica Please Stand Up? Reflections on the Formal Calculus of the 1910 Principia,” in eds., Ray Monk & Anthony Palmer, Bertrand.
  • Russell and the Origins of Analytic Philosophy, The Thoemmes Press, 1996.
  • “The Definability of the Set of Natural Numbers in the 1925 Principia Mathematica,Journal of Philosophical Logic,” 25, (1996): 597-615.
  • “Logic in Russell's Principles of Mathematics,” Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 37 (1996): 554-584.
  • “Decomposition and Analysis in Frege's Grundgesetze,” History and Philosophy of Logic, 17 (1996): 121-139.
  • “Reconciling PM's Ramified Type-Theory with the Doctrine of the Unrestricted Variable of The Principles,” in (ed.), G. Wedeking & A. Irvine, Russell and Analytic Philosophy , (University of Toronto Press, 1993): 361-394.
  • “Russell to Frege 24 May 1903: "I believe I have Discovered that Classes are Entirely Superfluous, Russell 12, (winter 1992): pp. 160-185.
  • “A New Interpretation of Russell's Multiple-Relation Theory of Judgment, History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (1991): 37-69.
  • “The Persistence of Counterexample: Re-examining the Debate Over Leibniz Law,” (co-author: Tom Foster), No f s 25 (1991): 43-61.
  • “How to Russell Another Meinongian: An Early Russellian Account of Fictional Objects Versus Zalta's Abstract Objects, Grazer Philosophische Studien 37 (1990): 93-122.
  • “New Evidence Concerning Russell's Substitutional Theory of Classes,” Russell 9 (1989): 26-42. (Reprinted in Andrew Irvine ed., Bertrand Russell: Criticial Assessments vol. 1, New York, Routledge, 1989, pp. 305-319).
  • “Russell's Substitutional Theory of Classes and Relations, History and Philosophy of Logic, 8 (1987): 171-200.
  • “Putnam's Model-Theoretic Argument, Natural Realism, and the Standard Conception of Theories, Philosophical Papers, 16 (1987): 209-223.
  • “Philosophical Bibliography of Hector-Neri Castañeda,” in Hector-Neri Castañeda, James E. Tomberlin, ed., (Dordrecht, D. Reidel, 1986), pp. 395-434.
  • “Salvaging ‘The F-er is F’: The Lesson of Clark's Paradox,” Philosophical Studies, 48 (1985): 129-136.


  • Michael Potter, Wittgenstein’s Notes on Logic (Oxford 2009), The Philosophical Quarterly, 2009.
  • Nino Cocchiarella, Formal Ontology and Conceptual Realism, (Springer, 2008), Axiomathes 2009.
  • Henry Laycock, Words Without Objects (Oxford University Press 2006), History and Philosophy of Logic (2008).
  • Pierre Joray, ed., Travaux de Logique: Contemporary Perspectives on Logicism and the Philosophy of Mathematics, (Neuchatel: Centre de Recherches Semiologiques, 2007), pp. 88-94.
  • Oswaldo Chateaubriand, Logical Forms: Volume I (COLEÇÃO CLE 2001), Volume II (COLEÇÃO 2005), History and Philosophy of Logic (2007), forthcoming.
  • Brian McGuinness, Approaches to Wittgenstein (Routledge, 2002), Russell 2006.
  • Erich H. Reck and Steve Awodey, Frege's Lectures on Logic (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), Philosophia Mathematica (2005) pp. 225-227.
  • Karel Lambert, Free Logic ( Cambridge, 2003), History and Philosophy of Logic, 25 (2004), pp.245-250.
  • Michael Potter, Reason’s Nearest Kin: Philosophies of Mathematics from Kant to Carnap ( Oxford, 1999) History and Philosophy of Logic, 21 (2000), pp. 231-234.
  • Michael Beaney, Frege Making Sense, (Duckworth, 1996), History and Philosophy of Logic, 20 (1999), pp. 65-66.
  • Robert Moore, Logic and Representation, (Center for the Study of Language and Representation, Stanford, 1995), Minds and Machines, 7 (1997), pp. 122-125.
  • Irving Anellis, Van Heijenoort: Logic and Its History in the Writings of Jean vanHeijenoort, (Modern Logic Publishing, Ames), History and Philosophy of Logic, 17, (1996): p. 98.
  •  Tom Burke, Dewey's New Logic: A Reply to Russell, (University of Chicago Press, 1994), History and Philosophy of Logic, 17 (1996): 88-92.
  •  Raymond Bradley, The Nature of All Being: A Study in Wittgenstein's Modal Atomism, ( Oxford, Univ. Press.), Canadian Philosophical Reviews, 1993.
  •  Francisco Rodriguez-Consuegra, The Mathematical Philosophy of Bertrand Russell: Origins and Development, (Birkha"user, Berlin, 1991), Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, 1993.
  •  C. Wade Savage & C. Anthony Anderson, eds., Rereading Russell, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989), N ^ us, 27, (1993): 267-269.
  • Hao Wang, Beyond Analytic Philosophy: Doing Justice to What We Know, (The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986), The Review of Metaphysics, 1988, pp. 642-643. 
Professional History: 
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Iowa, 2001-present
  • Associate Professor 1992-2001; Assistant Professor, 1989-92.
  • Ball State University, Assistant Professor 1985-89.