Sten Lindström was born in Örebro in 1945 and was educated at Uppsala University and Stanford University. He received his BA (fil. kand) in philosophy, mathematics and statistics from Uppsala University in 1969, his Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University in 1981, and became a docent in theoretical philosophy at Uppsala University in 1990. He has been research fellow (forskarassistent) at Uppsala University (1986-1990), associate professor at the universities of Lund (1990-91) and Umeå (1991-99), and a fellow at SCAS, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, 1996-97, 2007 and 2008-09. He was appointed professor of theoretical philosophy at Umeå University in 1999.
Lindström’s main research interests are in philosophical logic, philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics. He has published papers on intensional logic, belief revision, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mathematics, and co-edited the books: Logic, Action and Cognition: Essays in Philosophical Logic (with E. Ejerhed, Kluwer, 1997); Collected Papers of Stig Kanger with Essays on his Life and Work, I-II (with G. Holmström-Hintikka and R. Sliwinski, Kluwer, 2001); Logicism, Intuitionism, and Formalism: What Has Become of Them? (with E. Palmgren, V. Stoltenberg-Hansen and K. Segerberg, Springer, 2008).