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Mathematics from Ancient to Modern Age 2022-2023

Organisation: Pascal Crozet, Vincenzo de Risi, (CNRS, SPHere), Sabine Rommevaux-Tani (CNRS)

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PROGRAM 2022-2023

The sessions take place once a month, on Fridays from 9:30am to 12:30am as usual, Room Mondrian, 646A
Université Paris Cité, Building Condorcet, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris
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2022-10-07 18-11 2023/01/27 02/17 03/17 04/21 05/26 06/16

October 7, 9:30am - 4pm, Room 646A-Mondrian

:: Optics in the 17th Century

Organisation: Vincenzo de Risi

  • 9:30am - 10:30am Franco Giudice (Università di Bergamo)
    The role of optics in Hobbes’ political and moral philosophy
  • Break
  • 11am - 12am Delphine Bellis (Université Paul Valery de Montpellier)
    Optique et empirisme chez Gassendi
  • Lunchbreak
  • 1pm - 2pm Dominique Raynaud (Université Grenoble Alpes)
    Quelques hypothèses d’optique ondulatoire antérieures à Huygens
  • Break
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Sophie Roux (ENS, Paris) & Domenico Collaciani (Université Paul Valéry de Montpellier / Republique des Savoirs, ENS, Paris)
    L’optique dans les thèses de mathématiques du collège de Clermont (1637–1682) : comment garder une forteresse en temps de guerre

November 18, Room 646A-Mondrian

  • Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University, Department of Philosophy)
    Émilie Du Châtelet Against Spatial Metaphysics
  • Laura Berchielli (Université Blaise Pascal)
    George Berkeley on Extension and Geometry

January 27, 2023, Room 646A-Mondrian

  • Pascal Crozet (CNRS, SPHere)
    Continuités et ruptures : l’oeuvre géométrique d’al-SijzĪ (Xe siècle)

February 17, ! exc. 2pm - 5pm !

You can follow the session via Zoom, for the link please write to Vincenzo de Risi

March 17, ! exc. 2:30pm - 5:30pm !!, Room 646A-Mondrian

  • Sabine Rommevaux-Tani (CNRS, SPHere)
    L’œuvre mathématique d’Elie Vinet, humaniste, enseignant au collège de Guyenne à Bordeaux
  • Angela Axworthy (Gerda Henkel Stiftung, & MPIWG)
    Theoretical and practical geometry in Elie Vinet’s commentary on Euclid’s Elements (1575) and in his L’Arpenterie (1577)

April 21, !! 10:30am - 12:30am !!, Room 646A-Mondrian

: : Greek Logic and Mathematics

  • Lorenz Demey (KU Leuven)
    Aristotelian Diagrams from Ancient Logic to Artificial Intelligence
    In this talk I will present the research program of logical geometry, which deals with Aristotelian diagrams such as the square of opposition and many others. These diagrams have a long history, which can ultimately be traced back to the logical works of Aristotle, and today they have found applications in a wide array of disciplines, including linguistics, psychology and artificial intelligence. In the talk I will mainly focus on the historical-philosophical aspects of logical geometry, while also highlighting some of its core mathematical results. In a case study that brings together these various aspects, I will show how the ancient discussion on privative and infinite negation can be understood through the lens of the so-called logic-sensitivity of Aristotelian diagrams.

May 26, Room 646A-Mondrian

  • Eleonora Sammarchi (ETH Zurich, & SPHere)
    The reference to Euclid’s Elements by al-Karajī

June 16, Room 646A-Mondrian

  • Nadiejda Tamitegama (Université Paris Cité, ED 623, SPHere)
    L’Arithmetica de Jordanus
  • Sabine Rommevaux-Tani (Ausonius, CNRS, Université Bordeaux Montaigne)
    The status of number in medieval mathematics and natural philosophy.

    Following Aristotle or Nicomachus and then Boethius, philosophers often have a conception of number that is incompatible with mathematical practice. We will see an example of this in the Questiones mathematice of Raoul le Breton. We will also examine in some texts of medieval mathematicians what is their actual practice of operations on numbers.

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