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 that changed when I organised a workshop on falsity.
I am a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy of University Collete London. Previously I was 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 and my teaching. You can download some papers I've published and look at my study guide for philosophy of mind.
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 more than 10 years ago. How time flies ...
And then of course I also have various other pages: Nils' Philosophy on Research Gate, Nils' Philosophy on Google Scholar, Nils' Philosophy on PhilPapers, Nils' Philosophy on Academia, Nils' Philosophy on the King's Research Portal. Nils' philosophy also has an ORCID page, a Kudos page, a Scopus page, a ResearcherID and a Mendeley profile. Whether any of the latter serve much of a purpose in the promotion of Pumpkin Philosophy is not yet clear to me.