17 - 19 May 2017, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host a Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice with Prof. Dr. José Ferreirós (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) on May, 17-19. The Masterclass will be composed of three lectures based on Prof. Ferreirós’ recent book entitled Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices.
The tentative titles for the three lectures are as follows:
Lecture 1 (Wednesday, 17/5): On Truth and History in Mathematics
Lecture 2 (Thursday, 18/5): An Alternative Look at Representations in Set Theory
Lecture 3 (Friday, 19/5): Rethinking Structuralism: a Conceptualist Approach
We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, but also to discuss current work by early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs). The lectures by Prof. Ferreirós will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions in which early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice are invited to present their work. The goal is to offer early career researchers an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment.