Fabian Pregel wins MIND Graduate Essay Prize

Fabian PregelFabian Pregel has won the MIND Graduate Essay Prize. Mr Pregel, currently Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Christ Church, will take up a new position of Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at the college in April.

The essay competition topic was ‘The Philosophy of Logic’, and there was a total of forty entries. These were reviewed by the journal’s editors and an external advisor.

The winning essay ‘Neo-Logicism and Gödelian Incompleteness’, is published in the October 2022 issue of MIND.  Mr Pregel also receives a cash prize of £500 and £500 worth of OUP books. The essay considers the challenge posed by Gödel’s theorem to neo-logicism in the philosophy of mathematics.  Mr Pregel argues that the neo-logicist has no simple way of addressing this challenge.  He considers in particular Crispin Wright’s proposal for how to do so and argues that it is unsatisfactory.

The judges said: “We were again impressed by the high standard of submissions. After three successful exercises, we plan another essay prize in due course.  Watch this space!”