[spsp-members] CfP Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice - March, 30-31 (Brussels/online)

Deniz Sarikaya Deniz.Sarikaya at vub.be
Wed Jan 18 16:44:05 UTC 2023

Hybrid Conference: Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
Date: 		30. & 31. March 2023
Place:		Academy Palace (Paleis der Academiën) - Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles  / Online (Zoom)
Homepage: 	https://sites.google.com/view/wittgenstein-meets-pmp/startseite
Please send in abstracts till  	January 31, 2023
Registration for in person participation is open 		till February 28, 2023
Online Registration is open till 	March 25, 2023

== Topic:
In 1944 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote that his "chief contribution ha[d] been in the philosophy of mathematics" (Monk, 1990,p. 466). Oddly enough, however, as opposed to his other philosophical contributions, his writings and lectures on mathematics have remained largely uncharted if not misconceived. The peculiarity of the matter becomes even more apparent, when we realize that the bulk of his oeuvre past 1929 was devoted to the topic.
What comes to the front, when examining these remarks on mathematics, is Wittgenstein's insistence on understanding mathematics as a 'human invention' or 'anthropological phenomenon' set within and driven by a certain community. Mathematics is an activity; a practice that constructs "various ways of seeing conceptual possibilities and empirical situations, proof and logical methods central to its progress". (Floyd, 2021) Interestingly, in recent years, a subset of philosophers of mathematics have concerned themselves with the practice of mathematicians, instigating what is now known as the 'philosophy of mathematical practice' (PMP).
Among these philosophers, Wilder (1950, 1981), Pólya (1945, 1954, 1962), Lakatos (1976) and Kitcher (1984) are often mentioned as initiators of this movement, although PMP has mainly by driven in the last 20 years by the influential monographs and collected by the likes of Van Kerkhove (2007, 2009) and Van Bendegem (2007), Löwe and Muller (2010), Mancosu (2008), Ferreirós and Gray (2006), Giaquinto (2007) and Macbeth (2014), among many others.
The aim of this conference is to investigate the historical, present and future significance and influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein to the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, bridging the gap between both scholarships.

== Speakers:
Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen)
Gisele Secco (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria) [Online] Jordi Fairhurst (KU Leuven) José Antonio Pérez Escobar (ENS Paris) Wim Vanrie (University of Ghent) Karim Zahidi (University of Antwerp) More contributed talks!

==Call for Abstracts / Registrations
We envision this conference mainly as an activity with in-person exchange, so we strongly motivate contributed speakers to join us in person.
There is no participation fee for online participants, There might be at most a small fee for in person participants. We might need ask you to cover your own food at the conference venue (around 20 EUR), we have no funds to cover travel or accommodation. 
Please register / apply via this google form : https://forms.gle/dSQd8jivcs2RvQLc9
A short abstract (at most 250 words) is required

The conference will take place both online and at Academy Palace (Paleis der Academiën) - Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles 

Senior organizers: Bart Van Kerkhove and Erik Weber; Junior organizers: Deniz Sarikaya and Vincent M. P. Vincke

We are thankful for the support by the
Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. We expect to announce further supporters soon on the homepage. 

==Contact Information
For any questions, please contact the organizers by sending an email to:
Vincent.Michel.Vincke at vub.be  or deniz.sarikaya at vub.be

For up to date information see also the webpage:

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