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STS Seminar: Who studies mathematical practice and why
Publication date: Oct 2, 2013 4:23:40 PM
Mar 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 19, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Location: South Wing, Garwood LT
Title: Who studies mathematical practice and why?
Tea begins at 16:00; Talk begins at 16:30.
The philosophy of mathematical practice has grown rapidly in the last decade and now has the beginnings of canonical literature to match its conferences and edited volumes. However, it is still better described as a movement than a field, and there are reasons to doubt whether its practitioners have seriously reckoned with the consequences and connotations of the word ‘practice’. This talk will survey the current condition of the philosophy of mathematical practice and consider the methodological and ideological challenges it faces.
About the speaker:
Brendan Larvor studied philosophy and mathematics at Balliol College before embarking on a brief career as a systems analyst. He quickly resumed his studies in philosophy, taking an MA from Queen's University Ontario before returning to Balliol to write a doctoral thesis on the philosophy of mathematics of Imre Lakatos. He taught at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford before joining Hertfordshire in 1997. He specialises in the history and philosophy of mathematics and science. His current project is to develop a historically sensitive and properly philosophical approach to the study of mathematical practice. In recent years, he has developed a philosophical interest in pedagogy in higher education. (source: UH Website)
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