Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

(Updated) CfP special issue of EJPS on "Dimensions of Applied Maths"

Deadline: Tuesday 30 June 2020

Davide Rizza and Matt Parker are editing one of the forthcoming EJPS (European Journal of Philosophy of Science) topical collections, on "Dimensions of Applied Mathematics".

Philosophical interest in the application of mathematics has usually been connected to indispensability arguments or Wigner’s famous puzzle of ‘unreasonable effectiveness’. In both cases the success of mathematical applications has been taken as a  starting point for philosophical reflection and, as a result, little attention has been paid to the practice of applying mathematics in the course of scientific enquiry. This special issue is devoted to exploring the latter, relatively neglected topic. We encourage submissions, especially from non-mainstream areas of philosophy of science and/or from under-represented groups, discussing any of the dimensions (historical, foundational and practical) of applied mathematics.

Note: Deadline has been extended to 30 June.

For more information, see http://www.philsci.eu/page-1075519.