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Axis History and philosophy of mathematics

Reading Mathematical Texts 2015–2016


Organiser : Agathe Keller - CNRS, REHSEIS–SPHERE



We read original sources and their translations, presented by their translator.
Texts this year will deal on the one hand on cultures of computations and on the other on the relations between mathematical texts and «texts of the practice» in commercial and administrative contexts.


Archives : 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2008-2009.




PROGRAM 2015-2016: on Wednesdays, 10:00–13:00, room tba, University Paris Diderot, 75013.
Map of campus with metro and buses stops.



January 13, Room 324, Building Olympe de Gouges
Session organized by John Steele (Brown University) and Christine Proust (CNRS, SPHERE & ERC project SAW) on unpublished astronomical and mathematical tablets from Uruk, preserved in the Istanbul Archeological Museum.

June 3, 14:00 – 17:30, Room Malevitch, 483A
With Reviel Netz (Stanford University), text reading of his edition of Archimedes’Method (propositions 7, 15).











Access: Metro line 14 / RER C / Station: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Metro line 6 / Station: Quai de la Gare
Bus 64 / stop: Tolbiac-Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Bus 62 & 89 / stop: Avenue de France or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (terminus)
Bus 325 / stop: Watt