I’m a Postdoctoral Researcher in the IFIKK at Universitetet i Oslo. After my undergraduate and masters at University College London, I completed my PhD at Birkbeck in 2017, before postdoctoral stints at Universität Wien and Universität Konstanz.

My Research

I’m primarily concerned with the philosophy and foundations of mathematics (though I have interests in several areas of philosophy and have worked on epistemology, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of religion). I investigate different systems (both philosophical and mathematical) for representing our mathematical reasoning and results, and compare and contrast their features. In particular, I’m interested in issues surrounding pluralism and perspectivism: The idea that there might be more than one legitimate point of view to take on mathematical reality.

Always a fun exercise, here’s a description of my research only using the ten-hundred (i.e. a thousand) most-used words:

Numbers are really important for understanding the world. What ways can we talk about numbers? How can we show that an idea about them is either okay or, even better, good? I look at how we can form these ideas, and also the best ways for showing new stuff about numbers.

 Try it yourself.

Banner kaleidescope by Tom Pritchard.