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Ninth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop

FPMW9 2017


Axes of research
FPMW5 Clermont FPMW6 Toulouse FPMW7 Paris FPMW8 Marseille FPMW9 Nancy


Thursday 5 to Saturday 7, October 2017
University of Lorraine, Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie – Archives Henri-Poincaré

The NINTH FRENCH PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS WORKSHOP is the ninth edition of a yearly conference in Philosophy of Mathematics organized by a group of French and International researchers, both philosophers and mathematicians, and sponsored by a Research Group on Philosophy of mathematics GDR 3719 « Philosophie des Mathématiques » (GDR PhilMath) funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) directed by Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz (SPHERE, Univ. Paris 7). This research group has the objective of promoting and federating French researches in philosophy of mathematics.

Previous editions of the conference can also be consulted at the following address : (tab : History).

Call for Papers
Deadline for submission of proposals : 01 May 2017
Notification of acceptance : June 30, 2017
Submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics are welcome. The language of the workshop is English. Younger scholars and graduate students working on their dissertations are encouraged to submit. Each submission should be no between 3,000 and 5,000 characters.
Submission :
Contributions should be submitted online, creating a personal account on the website
and uploading a .doc .rtf or .pdf file containing the proposal in an anonymous form.
Please specify in Comments if you are a PhD student.
Should you encounter difficulties, you can send your proposal to the address : writing [abstract] in the topic of your message. Proposals should include in the text of the message the following information : title of the paper, email address and affiliation of the author(s).
Registration at FPMW9, open until Sept. 28, is free but you have to register for security reasons (access to the University is restricted).
To register, you need first to create an account on the site Sciencesconf, then to login, and finally click on the link Registration in the Main Menu and fill in the required form.
If you are unable to register, please send a message to indicating "[Registration]" in the subject.

FPMW is an annual series of workshops on the philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars, now regrouped within the GdR Philosophy of Mathematics (http://www.sphere.univ-paris-didero...).
Any workshop in the series feature both invited and contributed talks. Guest Speakers to FMPW9 :

  • Yves André (CNRS, Institut des Mathématiques Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche)
  • David Rabouin (CNRS, SPHERE, Univ. of Paris Diderot – Patis 7)
  • Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)" target="blank">Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside) [tbc]

Scientific Committee 2017
Julien Bernard, Valérie Debuiche, Emmylou Haffner, Brice Halimi, Thomas Hausberger, Sébastien Maronne, Jean-Pierre Marquis, Marco Panza (chair), Frederic Patras, Francesca Poggiolesi, Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz

Organizing Committee 2017
Valeria Giardino, Gerhard Heinzmann (chair), Baptiste Mélès, Philippe Nabonnand
Staff supporting the Organizing Committee :
Anny Bégard, Pierre-Edouard Bour, Lydie Mariani

Main Institutionnal Partners : Centre national de la recherche scientifique, the Université de Lorraine and the Group of Resaearch (GDR) 3719 « Philosophie des Mathématiques », steered by Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz (SPHERE, Paris 7).
Other Research Partners : AHP (UMR 7117), CAPHI (EA 2163), CEPERC (UMR 7304), IMAG (UMR 5149), IHP (UMR 8163), IHPST (UMR 8590), IMT (UMR 5219), IREPh (EA 373), IRPhil (EA 4187), Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné (UMR 7351), LMO (UMR 8628-STL), PHIER (EA 3297), SND (FRE 3593), SPHERE (UMR 7219)

FPMW 9 will be preceded by the closing conference of the ANR-DFG research project MathObRe (, which will be held on October 3-4 at the same place.

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