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“Fictionalism“ in philosophy of mathematics

Thursday 8 & Friday April 9, 2021

All the sessions of these two Study Days will be held online via zoom (without being recorded). Links to each session are indicated in the programs below and enclosed to download.

Thursday 8, morning session

  • 9:30am - 9:45am : welcome
  • 9:45am - 11:15am
    Valeria Giardino (CNRS - Institut Jean Nicod)
    The fiction view of mathematical cognitive tools
  • 11:15am - 11:30am : Break
  • 11:30am - 1pm
    Andrea Sereni (Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia),
    Chaos in heaven: fictionalism and mathematical creation

Thursday 8, afternoon session

  • 2pm - 3:30pm
    David Rabouin (CNRS, SPHere)
    Can one be a fictionalist and a platonist at the same time? Lessons from Leibniz

Friday 9, morning session

  • 11:30am–1pm
    Florent Dumont (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
    Fictional names and mathematical fictionalism

Friday 9, afternoon session

  • 2:30pm–4pm
    Andrew Arana (Université de Lorraine)
    Following a proof vs following a story
  • 4pm - 4:15pm : Break
  • 4:15pm–5:45pm
    Hartry Field (New York University)
    Fictionalism, conventionalism and mathematical objectivity

These study days are organized by the CNRS (UMR 8011, UMR 7219), Sorbonne University, the University of Paris and the GDR Philosophy of Mathematics.

Organization Comittee: Brice Halimi (University of Paris, HPS, SPHere), Fabrice Pataut (CNRS - Sciences, Normes, Démocratie).