Prof B.G. (Göran) Sundholm, B.Phil., M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.)

  • Chair of Philosophy, esp. Logic, Philosophy of Logic, and their Post-medieval History
  • Professor of the History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics
  • Martin-Löf's Constructive Type Theory
  • Modern history of logic
  • Bolzano
  • Frege
  • Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2029
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte
Office Address: P.J. Vethgebouw
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.03

Curriculum vitae
Göran Sundholm (1953) holds an Oxford doctorate in proof theory (1983). He wrote about 50 research articles, including six Handbook chapters, and presented many invited contributions at international conferences. Sundholm is a regular referee for several European research councils and a frequent evaluator for doctorates, Habilitationen and tenures at European and American universities. Previously he was Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College, Oxford; Lecturer at  Radboud University, Nijmegen; and Reader in Theoretical Philosophy in Stockholm. Since his appointment as Professor in Philosophy at Leiden University in 1987 he was four times Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. He accepted visiting professorships at Siena, Rio de Janeiro/Campinas and Stockholm (twice).

Areas of Research 
Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Language: exploring the possibilities of Mathematical Constructivism (esp. in the form of Martin-Löf's Constructive Type Theory) outside mathematics.
Modern History of Logic: one focus is on Bolzano, Frege, and Wittgenstein's Tractatus; another field of interest is the Metalogical Turn - Logic as Language versus Logic as Calculus.

Link: Leiden Scientists and Scholars

Last Modified: 11-12-2015