MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES

23rd and 24th September 2019
Leeds Arts and Humanities
Research Institute
Seminar Room 1
3:01 Clothworkers South Building
University of Leeds LS2 9JT

The problem of applicability is daunting and multifaceted, and much about it remains unclear. As such, it has become peripheral in recent philosophy of mathematics, making way for work on a variety of smaller, more tractable issues. Significant progress has been made on at least four of these issues in recent years, presenting the opportunity to forge links between them. These issues are: extra-mathematical explanation; intra-mathematical explanation; mathematics in scientific representation; and the cognitive benefits of mathematical thought, notation, and practice. It is time to capitalise on this progress.

Attendance is free and all are welcome. Please RSVP via the PhilEvents here. Alternatively, you can RSVP via email at r.knowles@leeds.ac.uk.

I gratefully acknowledge support from the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Aristotelian Society, and the British Academy.

Preliminary schedule (abstracts to follow)

Timetable