Davide Rizza

Davide Rizza


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Personal profile

Academic Background

B.A. Philosophy, University of Milan (2001)

M.A. Philosophy, University of Milan (2003)

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Sheffield (2009)

Additional Contacts

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I began studying philosophy in Italy, where I took my BA and MA, with a dissertation on the history of the vector calculus, focussing on the work of Hermann Grassmann and Giuseppe Peano. I then moved to the UK, where I obtained a PhD from the University of Sheffield: my thesis makes use of neglected but important results in the foundations of measurement to develop a novel account of the applicability of mathematics. I became a fixed-term Lecturer at UEA in September 2009. From September 2010 I was a permanent member of staff in the School of Philosophy. Since 2015 I am a permanent member of the School of PPL (Politics, Philosophy, Languages and Communication Studies).   

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. Reconstructing debates on mathematical representation, mathematical explanation and the application of mathematics. American Pragmatism (especially John Dewey) and its application to current debates in philosophy of mathematics.

Teaching Interests

First Year

  • Radical Philosophy
  • Classic Readings (Aristotle)

Honours Level

  • Logic Special Subject