Mikkel Willum Johansen

Ph.D.-student, master of philosophy with a minor in mathematics
Tel: 353 25 507 // 28 72 84 41
Mail: Willum @ nbi.dk
Address: CPNSS, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Office hours: Contact me for an appointment
Office: Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, office nr. Cc8.
How to find the office: Go to the reception on Blegdamsvej 17 and call me. Then I'll fetch you.


Achtivities at the center:
  • Teaching the course: "Videnskabsteori for de matematiske fag" (that is: "Philosophy of science for the mathematical Sciences". Course is in Danish only)
  • Supervising of BA-projects, primarily in the philosophy of mathematics.
  • Giving lectures on philosophy of science to high-school teachers and students.
  • Participating in DR Viden Om's panel of experts


  • I am generally interested in the philosophy and sociology of science, with special focus on the philosophy of mathematics. In my Ph.D.-project, I try to develop a naturalistic description of mathematics, that is a description that rejects the idea of mathematics as a special area of human knowledge. Instead, mathematics is understood as a human activity, that is an activity carried out by particular biological creatures in possession of certain cognitive and bodily resources, placed in certain physical and cultural contexts and pursuing certain interests.
  • Apart from that, I have an old, but not too rusty love for artificial intelligence and cute little robots…
  • See more on www.mikkelwillum.dk

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