Professor Frederick William Kroon

MA (Auckland), PhD (Princeton)

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Research | Current

  • Logic, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, metaphysics, epistemology.


Philosophical logic, especially theories of reference and truth; the nature of rationality; realism; fictionalism and "non-existent objects".

Associate Professor Fred Kroon's Research


Teaching | Current

Department: Arts Faculty OfficeDepartment of Philosophy


Course Title Availability in 2012
PHIL 202 Philosophy of Language Semester 1
PHIL 222 Intermediate Logic Semester 2
PHIL 305 Advanced Logic Semester 1
PHIL 306 Language, Truth and Meaning Availability to be advised
PHIL 322 Philosophy of Language Semester 1
PHIL 737 Logic 2 Semester 2
PHIL 747 Epistemology 1 Not offered in 2012.

Associate Professor Fred Kroon's Teaching


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kroon, F. W. (2013). Kripke's 'Reference and Existence' Forty Years On. Paper presented at Australasian Association of Philosophy NZ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 December - 12 December 2013.
  • Kroon, F. W. (2013). Kripke's 'Reference and Existence' Forty Years On. Paper presented at 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Greece. 4 August - 10 August 2013.
  • Kroon, F. W. (2013). Phenomenal Intentionality and the Role of Intentional Objects. In U. Kriegel (Ed.) Phenomenal Intentionality (pp. 137-155). New York (NY), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kroon, F. W. (2013). The Social Character of Fictional Entities. In C. Barbero, M. Ferraris, A. Voltolini (Eds.) From Fictionalism to Realism (pp. 87-110). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Kroon, F. W. (2013). Intentional Objects, Pretence, and the Quasi-relational Nature of Mental Phenomena: ­A new look at Brentano on Intentionality. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 21 (3), 377-393.
  • Kroon, B., Kroon, F. W., Holt, S., Wong, B., & Yazdani, A. (2012). Post-mortem Sperm Retrieval in Australasia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52 (5), 487-490. 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01469.x
  • Kroon, F. W. (2012). Characterization and Existence in Modal Meinongianism. Grazer Philosophische Studien: Internationale Zeitschrift fuer analytische Philosophie, 86, 23-34.
  • Kroon, F. W. (2011). Fictionalism in metaphysics. Philosophy Compass, 6 (11), 786-803. 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00442.x

Contact details

Primary location

Level 2, Room 207-202
Auckland 1010
New Zealand