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SUMMARY:PhilMath Intersem 2011: Simplicity / Compl
exity of Proof, Paris & Nancy (France)
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LOCATION:Paris & Nancy (France)
DESCRIPTION:Simplicity and economy of thinking hav
e been perennial concerns of mathematicians. In th
is seminar we will focus on issues concerning simp
licity or economy of thinking in proof. We will
be particularly concerned with the following quest
ions: I. What types of simplicity/complexity con
cerning proofs have mathematicians found most sign
ficant and why? II. In what specific ways (i.e. b
y means of what specific practices) have mathemati
cians pursued such economies? Particular attentio
n will be paid to the general practice of introduc
ing ideal elements as a means of achieving thought
-economies of various types. Here some more partic
ular concerns will be: III. To find important his
torical examples of economies of thinking that hav
e been achieved through the introduction of ideal
elements/methods. IV. To come to a clear understa
nding of what the benefits of such economies are.
For more information, see http://www.univ-nancy
2.fr/poincare/intersem2011/ or contact Mic Detlefs
en at mdetlef1 at nd.edu or Andrei Rodin at rodin
at ens.fr.
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Simplicity and economy of thinking have been peren
nial concerns\n of mathematicians. In this
seminar we will focus on issues\n concernin
g simplicity or economy of thinking in proof.

\
n \n We will be particularly concern
ed with the following questions:

\n I.
What types of simplicity/complexity concerning pro
ofs have\n mathematicians found most signfic
ant and why?

\n II. In what specific way
s (i.e. by means of what specific\n practice
s) have mathematicians pursued such economies?

\n Particular attention will be paid to the
general practice of\n introducing ideal ele
ments as a means of achieving\n thought-econ
omies of various types. Here some more particular\
n concerns will be:

\n III. To fin
d important historical examples of economies of\n
thinking that have been achieved through the
introduction of\n ideal elements/methods.**\n IV. To come to a clear understanding o
f what the benefits of\n such economies are.
\n **

**\n \n **\n For more in
formation, see\n h
ttp://www.univ-nancy2.fr/poincare/intersem2011/\n or contact Mic Detlefsen at mdetlef1 at nd.edu\n or Andrei Rodin at ro
din at ens.fr.\n

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