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4 September 2011, Workshop "Numerical Cognition and Mathematical Ontology" (Workshop at ECAP-7), Milan, Italy

Date: 4 September 2011
Location: Milan, Italy
Deadline: 10 March 2011

Philosophy of mathematics has proved to be one of the most lively areas of philosophy in recent times, and numerical cognition has proved the same with respect to cognitive science. Many traditional issues in the philosophy of mathematics, concerning both our understanding of the concept of number and our conception of mathematical objects, has been seen in a new light under the pressure of the development of cognitive studies. Often, however, we are faced with the stark opposition between those who believe that cognitive results tell us all there is to say about mathematics, pace most traditional philosophical concerns, and those who deny that cognitive aspects of mathematical thinking, however interesting they may be on their own, can foster any progress in the solution of as yet theoretically unavoidable philosophical issues.

Many, however, feel the urge of filling the gap, one way or the other. Major and interrelated issues are indeed at stake. This workshop aims at bringing together scholars on both sides of the divide, and to offer the opportunity to young researchers of discussing works at the interplay between cognitive science and the philosophy of mathematics.

The workshop Numerical Cognition and Mathematical Ontology is one of the Workshop associated to the Seventh Conference in Analytic Philosophy (ECAP7).

For more information, see the workshop website at http://www.esap.info/ecap7/?page_id=29 or the conference website at http://www.esap.info/ecap7/.

We invite submission for the ECAP7 Workshop on Numerical Cognition and Mathematical Ontology. Deadline for submission: March 10th, 2011.

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