Professor Ofra MagidorBack to People

Department: Philosophy
College appointment: Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy
Phone: 01865 610351


Professor Magidor holds a BSc in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BPhil and DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Between 2005 and 2007 she was Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Queen’s College, Oxford, and between 2007 and 2015/6 she was CUF lecturer at the University of Oxford and Fairfax Fellow and Tutor in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford.

Research Interests

Professor Magidor’s research spans a range of topics in Metaphysics, Philosophy of Logic and Language, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Mathematics.


Selected publications

  1. ‘Epistemicism, distribution, and the argument from vagueness’, forthcoming in Nous
  2. ‘Endurantism vs. Perdurantism?: A debate reconsidered’, Nous50 (2016): 509-532
  3. ‘The myth of the de se’,  Philosophical Perspectives 29 (2015): 249-283
  4. Category Mistakes, Oxford University Press, 2013
  5. ‘Semantic sovereignty’ (with Stephen Kearns), Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (2012): 322-350.
  6. ‘Strict finistism and the happy sorites’, Journal of Philosophical Logic(2012): 471-91
  7. ‘Assertion, context, and epistemic accessibility’ (with John Hawthorne), Mind 118 (2009)