My main research interests are formal and philosophical logic, in particular proof-theoretic semantics. Initially, my work focused on negation, but I have since moved on to denial. Until recently, I have largely avoided falsity, but changed when I organised a workshop on falsity.
I'm currently employed in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London, where I also studied for my PhD. Before that, I worked at Birkbeck, Sheffield, Canterbury and University College London.
This page is under construction. I'll add more material soon. So far, there are a few words about my research, my teaching and you can download some papers I've published.
If my name, Nils Kürbis, appears a bit too often on these pages for common decency, that’s because I think it improves Google search results.
And anyway, Kürbis means pumpkin. I'm waiting to be asked to contribute to a volume on Philosophy and Pumpkins. If one day my page comes up as the first result when you google "Pumpkin Philosophy", that'd also be a result. So if the word "Pumpkin" occurs on this pages for no apparent reason, that'll be the explanation. I want to be the foremost pumpkin in philosophy.
If you feel like supporting a poor philosopher with a few bob, you could buy my e-book Negation. A Problem for the Proof-Theoretic Justification of Deduction. It's an essay for which I won the Jacobsen Essay Price of the University of London 10 years ago. How time flies ...