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Prof Marcus Giaquinto
Appointment
  • Honorary Emeritus
  • Dept of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

I have degrees in Philosophy (BA, DPhil) and Mathematics (MSc).

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

Research areas:

Past
Philosophical views underlying 20th century l programmes in foundations of mathematics.

Current:
Epistemology of visual thinking in mathematics.
The nature of (finite cardinal) numbers and our knowledge of them.
The nature of our knowledge of abstracta (e.g. properties, relations, structures . . .)
The possibility and nature of non-empirical knowledge, esp. conceptual knowledge.

Teaching Summary

UG modules I have taught recently:

Intro to Axiomatic Set Theory; Intro to Scientific Inquiry; Philosophy of Basic Geometry and Arithmetic.

Epistemology - A Priori Knowledge; Our Knowledge of Abstracta; 20th C Philosophy of Mathematics.

Graduate only module:

Computability, Incompleteness and Mind.





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