On November 12, 2017, the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Catarina Dutilh Novaes. The ERC awards these €2 million research grants to excellent scientists to encourage the highest quality research in Europe.
Catarina Dutilh Novaes is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningenand an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (LMU). She teaches a broad ranges of courses at the faculty. Her main fields of research are history and philosophy of logic and mathematics. From 2011 to 2016 she led the NWO-VIDI research project ‘The Roots of Deduction’, investigating the origins and practice of deductive reasoning, particularly in mathematics. She also has a general interest in issues pertaining to gender and race. Her research is characterised by collaboration with cognitive scientists and psychologists, and this is what she will do in her ERC project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’. More information on the project can be found elsewhere.