After double majoring in math and philosophy at Columbia, Sharon Berry received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard. She then completed postdocs at the Australian National University and The Polonsky Academy for Advanced Study in Jerusalem, and spent a few years teaching at Oakland University. Much of her research focuses on philosophy of mathematics and epistemology and examines questions like the following. How is mathematical knowledge possible? Are there unprovable mathematical truths? What is the relationship between math and logic? Some current work in progress explores connections between philosophy of mathematics and metaethics, and philosophical puzzles and questions raised by `set theoretic multiverse’ proposals which have recently figured in mathematicians’ debates about adopting new axioms for set theory.
She also has wider interests in the philosophy of love, literature , and the history of Early Analytic Philosophy. She has published on philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics and epistemology in journals like Philosophical Studies, the British Journal of Philosophy of Science and Analysis. Her book ‘A Logical Foundation for Potentialist Set Theory’ is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.