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Prof Marcus Giaquinto
  • Honorary Emeritus
  • Dept of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

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

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

Research areas:

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

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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