Rabb Graduate Center, 332
DegreesUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
Cornell University, B.A.
ExpertisePhilosophy of language. Philosophy of mathematics. Philosophy of time. Greek philosophy. The idea of God.
ProfileResearch and publications range from the metaphysics of birth and death to epistemology, philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of language (with special reference to Gottlob Frege), the philosophy of space and time (with special reference to Gödel and Einstein), and Plato and Aristotle. Recently, Simone Weil has become a major focus of research.
|PHIL||37a||Philosophy of Language|
|PHIL||131b||The Metaphysics of Death|
|PHIL||145b||Topics in the Philosophy of Language|
|PHIL||146a||Idea of God|
Awards and Honors
Appointed to the Harry A. Wolfson Chair of Philosophy, Brandeis University (2005)
Yourgrau, Palle. ""Kripke's Moses"." The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death. Hardback ed. Ed. James S. Taylor. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013 (forthcoming)
Yourgrau, Palle. "_Introduction_ to Chris Kraus." Aliens and Anorexia. New critical ed. Semio-Texte and MIT Press, 2013. 4 ppg.. (forthcoming)
Yourgrau, Palle. ""Kripke's Frege"." _Thought: A Journal of Philosophy_ Vol. 1. Issue 2 (2012): Ppg. 100 - 107.
Yourgrau, Palle. Simone Weil. Paper ed. London: Reaktion Books: "Critical Lives", 2011.
Yourgrau, Palle, N. Koertge. "Update on entry, "Kurt Gödel" (original entry by Gregory Moore)." New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2007.
Yourgrau, Palle (translated into Spanish by the journal). "Introduction to Kurt Gödel, "A Remark about the Relationship between Relativity Theory Theory and Idealistic Philosophy"." Teorema: An International Journal of Philosophy Vol. XXV/3. (2006): Ppg. 95 - 102.
Yourgrau,Palle, _The Encyclopedia of Philosophy_ (Paul Edwards, ed.). "Gödel, Kurt". Second Edition (revised original article) ed. MacMillan, 2005.
Yourgrau,Palle. A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Gödel and Einstein. Paperback edition now out in the US. Eight translations are now in print: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Korea, Japan, Taiwan. Forthcoming, a translation in mainland China. ed. Basic Books, 2005.
Yourgrau,Palle. Gödel Meets Einstein: Time Travel in the Gödel Universe. Now available via Print on Demand ed. Chicago: Open Court, 1999.