I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Linköping University, Sweden.

am also 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.de.toffoli[at]liu.se








(July 2022)

We are hiring a postdoc (2+1 years) in Epistemology and/or Philosophy of Mathematics at Linköping University!


(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:

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).