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

*NEWS*

(25 January 2022)

My Interview with John P. Burgess for *APhEx* (Analytical and Philosophical Explanation) is online.

(30 December 2021)

My paper “Who’s Afraid of Mathematical Diagrams?” has been accepted for publication in *Philosophers’ Imprint*.

(25 December 2021)

My paper “What Are Mathematical Diagrams?” has been accepted for publication in *Synthese*.

(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:

Mathematics is often presented as being entirely logical in nature – free of human weaknesses. However, mathematics is built upon axioms and arguments constructed by people. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Silvia De Toffoli will develop a theory of mathematical knowledge that does not overidealize the field.

I am the only philosopher among the 27 fellows of this year:

My host institution is Linköping University:

(August 2021)

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).