I am a Department Affiliate of the Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Literature of the Technical University of Berlin. From February 2019 to February 2022, I was a Postdoc in the Philosophy Department at Princeton University. I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford in 2019 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Technical University of Berlin in 2013.
My work focuses on philosophy of mathematics, but I am also interested in general issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy and literature.
Here is my Philpeople Profile where you can find my publications.
Contact me at: silvia.detoffoli[at]gmail.com
(25 January 2022)
My Interview with John P. Burgess for APhEx (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation) is online.
(30 December 2021)
(25 December 2021)
(2 December 2021)
I won a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship for my project “Humanizing Mathematical Knowledge”! This grant is over €1 Million and will last for 5 years (Daily Nous announcement).
Here is a short description of my project:
I am the only philosopher among the 27 fellows of this year:
My host institution is Linköping University:
I’ll write an entry on the epistemic role of diagrams and one on fallibilism in mathematics for the third edition of the Blackwell Companion to Epistemology (edited by Kurt Sylvan).