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19-21 March 2015, Three Rivers Philosophy Conference 2015 "Pictures and Proofs" (TRiP 2015), Columbia SC, U.S.A.

Date: 19-21 March 2015
Location: Columbia SC, U.S.A.
Deadline: 30 November 2014

- What are the roles of pictures and diagrams in mathematical proofs, in formal reasoning, and in epistemic justification more broadly?
- Can pictures by themselves serve as arguments insofar as they can be persuasive and even convey a sense of demonstrative certainty?
For the most part, these two questions have been discussed separately. We seek to bring them together and thereby take them in new directions. These are philosophical questions that are addressed by many different disciplines: STS, history of science, mathematics, engineering, media studies, and the visual arts. They draw attention to technologies of picturing, the contexts of practice in which proofs and procedures of formal reasoning are employed, and problems and methods of teaching and communication.

Further information will be posted at the conference website http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/phil/content/trip2015

We invite submissions on any aspect of the relation between pictures and proofs. Please submit by (extended deadline) November 30, 2014, a 400 to 600 word abstract (no manuscript required).

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