2018: Philosophy and Mathematics

Philosophy and Mathematics

5-6 October 2018


What does mathematics and philosophy have in common? It seems at first glance that nothing. Mathematicians are scientists and philosophers are humanists. Mathematicians do not like humanities, and humanists boast that they do not know mathematics. But is such a picture of mathematics and philosophy adequate? It is not! Great mathematicians were philosophers and vice versa, great philosophers also practiced mathematics. Logic has always been at the interface between philosophy and mathematics, being once closer to philosophy and once closer to mathematics. Logicians use both mathematical tools, for example set theory or model theory, while on the other hand informal logic is deeply rooted in the philosophical tradition. Philosophy and mathematics are also linked by the philosophy of mathematics: these are reflections on the philosophical status of mathematical objects and on the ways of knowing what is the mathematical form.

In cooperation with the Academia Europaea, the ICFO invites you to the open and interdisciplinary seminar. The seminar will take place in Wrocław on October 5, 2018. Participants will reflect on what divides and connects contemporary philosophy and mathematics. On Saturday, October 6th, there will be a panel discussion entitled Mathematics, Philosophy and Mathematical Philosophy.


Confirmed Guests

Jakub Jernajczyk (Academy of Young Scholars and Artists & Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland)
Janusz Kaczmarek (Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Poland)
Marek Kuś (Academia Europaea & International Center for Formal Ontology, Poland)
Hannes Leitgeb (Academia Europaea & Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Germany)
Roman Murawski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Ludomir Newelski (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Bartłomiej Skowron (Academy of Young Scholars and Artists & International Center for Formal Ontology, Poland)
Jan Woleński (Academia Europaea & University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland)
Krzysztof Wójtowicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Place: Wroclaw, Poland, Wroclaw Knowledge Hub, Rynek 13.

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