Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

18 - 20 September 2017, Workshop "Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions", Sevilla, Spain

Date: 18 - 20 September 2017
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Deadline: Monday 29 May 2017

The topic of this workshop is one of the objectives of our research project P12-HUM-1216 “La génesis del conocimiento matemático: cognición, historia y prácticas”. We aim to investigate the changing configuration of relations between pure and “applied” maths in different periods, with particular attention to the “classical” era (17th and 18th centuries) contrasted with the “modern” 19th and early 20th centuries.

The invited speakers are Helmut Pulte (Ruhr Universität Bochum-RUB), Ivahn Smadja (Université de Paris Diderot – Paris 7 & Lab. Sphère) and Robert DiSalle (University of Western Ontario).

Contributed papers will be welcome on topics relevant to the workshop. In order to promote discussion and bring the workshop’s topic into sharper focus, we propose to consider, on the ‘physical side,’ mainly the science of mechanics. Obviously the mathematical treatment of other branches of physics is of enormous interest, but in this particular meeting we suggest to consider them only insofar as they have affected the most primary aspects of the mathematisation of physics. Proposals should be of a max. length of 500 words.

For more information, see https://gecomat1216.wordpress.com/ or contact .