Mathematical aims beyond justification
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The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Free University Brussels (VUB) organizes a workshop on philosophy of mathematics. The workshop will be held at the Royal Flemisch Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (http://www.kvab.be/kvab/home_EN.php).
The objective of the workshop will be to understand and evaluate the idea that mathematicians do not merely pile up proofs of theorems, but have other aims as well. Philosophy of mathematics can reflect on what this "extra" could be. A non-exhaustive list of topics that try to descrive such aims is:
- Mathematical explanation
- Mathematical understanding
- Mathematical creativity
- Mathematical discovery
- Mathematical beauty
- Mathematical experimentation
Jeremy Avigad, Alan Baker, Ronny Desmet, Joachim Frans, Karen Francois, Brendan Larvor, Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Bart Van Kerkhove
Jeremy Avigad, Alan Baker, Sven Delariviere, Ronny Desmet, Joachim Frans, Karen Francois, Yacin Hamami, Brendan Larvor, Colin Rittberg, Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Bart Van Kerkhove
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