Sam Royston Roberts

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Georg Morgenstiernes hus 0313 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1020 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

My research is primarily in the philosophy of maths, but frequently veers in to metaphysics, epistemology, and logic.

I’m particularly interested in new axioms for mathematics — what ones there are, why we want them, what counts as evidence for them — and the nature of the mathematical universe — whether it is inherently potential, whether there a single universe or many, whether there are collections other than sets.

    Background

    Before I came to Oslo, I did a PhD in philosophy at Birkbeck College, London (working as part of Øystein Linnebo’s Plurals, Predicates, and Paradox project). Before that, I did an MA at Sheffield and a BA at Oxford Brookes, also in philosophy.

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    Tags: Philosophy

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    Published May 11, 2017 12:03 PM - Last modified Aug. 30, 2019 1:56 PM