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Research Unit SPHERE

The SPHERE Research Unit, UMR 7219, was created on 1st January 2009 by the fusion of the CHSPAM and REHSEIS UMRs. Activities of the Units during the 2009-2012 transitional period are to be found in the archives of their respective websites CHSPAM and REHSEIS.

Recent Publications

Historical lexicon of Arabic scientific language
R. Rashed, (Ed.), Olms-Weidemann, May 2017
Diogenes of Oinoanda. Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates
J. Hammerstaedt, P.-M. Morel, R. Güremen, (Eds.), Leuven University Press, April 2017
Ibn al-Haytham’s Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematics
Roshdi Rashed (Ed.), Routledge, April 2017
Cultures without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific Knowledge
K. Chemla, E. Fox Keller, (Eds.), Duke University Press, March 2017
Le Médecin qui voulut être roi. Sur les traces d’une utopie coloniale
Guillaume Lachenal, Seuil, February 2017
Je fantasme. Averroès et l’espace potentiel
Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Verdier, Serie "Philosophie", February 2017
Transformer le handicap. Au fil des expériences de vie
Anne-Lyse Chabert, Eres, February 2017
Islam et science : antagonismes contemporains.
Alexandre Moatti, PUF, January 2017

9th French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW7)

October 5–7, 2017, University of Lorraine. Organisation: Group of Research of CNRS on Philosophy of Mathematics.

21st Conference of the International Society of Philosophy of Chemistry

July 3–6, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organisation: ISPC, J.-P. Llored (SPHERE & Linacre College, Oxford University).

55th Thematic School on Philosophy of Mathematics

June 28–29, 2017, IMT, Toulouse. Co-organisation: IMT, IRePh & SPHERE, GDR "Philosophy of Mathematics" .

Workshop: Elements of history of ancient Mesopotamia through numbers, measurements and calculations

June 26, 2017, Institut d’Etudes avancées. June 26, 2017, Institut d’études avancées de Paris. Organization: C. Gonçalves (IEA-Paris, Université de São Paulo), C. Proust (CNRS, SPHERE), with support of the Institut d’études avancées de Paris & SPHERE.

Physical quantities and measurands: Epistemological issues

June 12, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organization: N. de Courtenay (Université Paris Diderot, SPHERE) & F. Grégis (SPHERE)

Séminaire PhilMath Intersem 8

June 6–29, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Organizers: Universities of Notre Dame, Paris 7-Diderot, SPHERE & Arbeitsgruppe "Didaktik und Geschichte der Mathematik", Bergische Universität Wuppertal


SPHERE Past Events 2015-2017

Calendar of Seminars and Workshops.

History of brain exploration and neurostimulation techniques

June 9, 2017, University Paris Diderot. Study Day in the framework of the ANR Project NormaStim, organisation: C. Cherici, J.-C Dupont, (UPJV & SPHERE).

Patient’s lived experience": what it means and what it implies

6 December 6, 2016, University Paris Diderot. Organisation: M. Gaille (CNRS, SPHERE), in the framework of the RNA NormaStim.

Writing histories of ancient mathematics – Reflecting on past practices and opening the future

September 6-13-20-27, October 4-11-18, 2016, University Paris Diderot. Organization in the framework of the ERC project SAW.

Rituals, Mathematics and the Astral sciences 2016

Conference, June 7–8, 2016, University Paris Diderot. Organization: Hirose S., M. Husson, A. Keller et D. P. Morgan, in the framework of the ERC project SAW.

Franco-Mexican Advanced Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science

June 21, 22, 23, 2016, Paris. Institutional partners : México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Ciencias ; Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Departamento de Filosofía / France, Universities: Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST, ED de Philosophie ; Paris-Diderot, SPHERE ; Nantes, CAPHI, Centre François Viète d’Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences.

Aristotelism and anti Aristotelism from Arab Middle Ages to Modern Age

Conference, May 12-13-14, 2016, Paris. Organisation: C. Cerami (CNRS, SPHERE) & J.-L. Labarrière (Centre Léon Robin).

Mistakes and the study of manuscripts

Conference, May 2–3, 2016, University Paris Diderot. Co-organisation of the ERC project SAW "Mathematical Sciences in the Ancient World" & the Center for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), University of Hamburg.