3ème Congrès de la

Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP)

Paris, Institut Henri Poincaré

Novembre 2-4, 2015 




Lundi, Novembre 2, 2015

8:30 – 9:30:          ENREGISTREMENT

9:30 – 10:00:        OUVERTURE DES TRAVAUX : Marco Panza, Jessica Carter, José Ferreiros

10:00 – 11:30:    Président : Marco Panza   

Paolo Mancosu (UC, Berkeley, USA), Definitions by abstraction and the nature of abstracta from Grassmann to Weyl

11:30 – 11:45:       PAUSE CAFÉ

11:45 – 13:15:       COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Président : Giorgio Venturi

Salle 01

Présidente : Gisele Secco

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Juan Luis Gastaldi

11:45 – 12:30

Pauline van Wierst

(Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)

Grounding in Bolzano’s Purely Analytic Proof

Yacin Hamami

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

The granularity of proof: McKay’s Proof of Cauchy’s Group theorem as a case study

Moreno Andreatta


Exploring the « mathmusical » dynamics:  some theoretical and philosophical aspects of a musically driven mathematical practice

12:30 –13:15

Georg Schiemer

(University of Vienna, Austria)

Duality and transfer principles: The rise of model-theoretic methods   in projective geometry.

Davide Crippa

(Université Paris Diderot, France)

From irreducible to reducible impossibility theorems : A shift in mathematical practice

Karen Francois

(Free University Brussels, Belgium)

Brendan Larvor

(University of Hertfordshire, UK)

The concept of culture in the study of mathematical practice


13:15 – 14:45:       PAUSE DÉJEUNER


14:45 – 15:00:    Bourbaki à l'Amphi Hermite, Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz

15:00 – 16:30:      Président : Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz 

Danielle Macbeth (Haveford College, USA), Logical Form, Mathematical Practice, and Frege's Begriffsschrift.

16:30 – 17:00:       PAUSE CAFÉ

17:00 – 18:30:       COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Président : Dirk Schlimm

Salle 01

Président : Michele Ginammi

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Bart van Kerkhove


 17:00 – 17:45


Madeline Muntersbjorn

(University of Toledo, USA)

Geometric rectification & Algebraic Representation

Sorin Bangu

(University of Bergen, Norway)

Mathematical Knowledge from a Psychological point of view

J. Brian Pitts

(Cambridge University, UK)

Theory Testing, Theory Construction, and Ontology for Space-time:  What Theory(s), Logic(s), and Geometry(s) Do We Need?


 17:45 – 18:30


Javier Legris


Symbolic knowledge and the constitution of objects in Mathematical Practice


Markus Pantsar

(University of Helsinki, Finland)

Metaphors and Mathematical concepts

Méven Cadet

(Universite Paris 1, France)

The Logocentric Predicament: What about a Semantic Theory? A study of Frege’s case



Mardi, Novembre 3, 2015

9:30 – 11:00:    Président : Pierre Wagner

Abel Lassalle Casanave (Univ. Fed. De Bahia, Brésil), Toward a rhetorical analysis of proofs

11:00 – 11:30:       PAUSE CAFÉ

11:30 – 13:00:       COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Président : Markus Pantsar

Salle 01

Président : Yacin Hamami

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Pauline van Wierst


 11:30 – 12:15


James Tappenden

(University of Michigan, USA)

Styles of Mathematical Explanation

Gisele Secco

(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)

On the relevance of the Four-color theorem

Roy Wagner

(Tel Aviv University, Israel)

A constraints based philosophy of mathematics


 12:15 –13:00


Giorgio Venturi

(University of Campinas, Brasil)

Mathematical explanation and its practice

Luca San Mauro

(Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)

Taking Foundational Programs as practices themselves : Informal proofs in computability

Ansten Klev

(Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

The algebraic notion of function


13:00 – 15:00 :      PAUSE DÉJEUNER


15:00 – 16:30 :     Présidente : Valeria Giardino

Jeremy Gray (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK), Hermann Weyl: matter and epistemology

16:30 – 17:00 :      PAUSE CAFÉ

17:00 – 18:30 :      COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Présidente : Madeline Muntersbjorn

Salle 01

Président : Davide Rizza

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Eduardo Giovannini


 17:00 – 17:45


Rochelle Gutierrez

(University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

What is Mathematics? Preservice Secondary mathemstics Teachers’ Perceptions


Walter Dean

(University of Warwick, UK)

Degrees and difficulty

Michele Ginammi

(Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)

Avoiding reification : The heuristic effectiveness of mathematics and the discovery of the omega minus particle


 17:45 – 18:30


Présidente : Madeline Muntersbjorn

Emily Grosholz

(Penn State, USA)

Report on ICSU Workshop on Cultures of Mathematical Research Training

Yaroslav D. Sergeyev

(Università della Calabria, Italy)

Methodological and philosophical aspects of a new approach allowing one to work with infinities and infinitesimals numerically

Karl-Heinz Schlote

(University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Carl Neumann’s view on mathematical physics

19:00 – 20:00:       Assemblée Générale de l'APMP, IHPST,

13, rue du Four, 75006 Paris



Mercredi, Novembre 4, 2015

9:30 – 11:00:     Président : Marcus Giaquinto

Silvia De Toffoli (Stanford Univ.), ‘Chasing’ the Diagram—The Use of Space in Algebraic Reasoning

11:00 – 11:30:       PAUSE CAFÉ

11:30 – 13:00:       COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Président : Sorin Bangu

Salle 01

Président : Luca San Mauro

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Davide Crippa


11:30 – 12:15


Joachim Frans and Bart Van Kerkhove

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

A contextual approach to the explanatory value of mathematical visualisations

Luis Gastaldi

(Paris Ouest Nanterre, France)

Boole’s arithmetic of 0 and 1 : The mathematical conditions of logic

Eduardo Giovannini

(CONICET, Argentina)

Hilbert on Geometry, Continuity and Purity


12:15 –13:00


Colin Jakob Rittberg

(University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Mathematical Pull

Dirk Schlimm

(McGill, Canada)

Towards a cognitive and pragmatic account of notations for propositional logic

Elías Fuentes Guillén

(USAL, Spain / UAEMex, Mexico)

"Bienvenue, Monsieur Brejnev". Weierstrass or the dilemma of revolutionaries


13:00 – 15:00 :      PAUSE DÉJEUNER


15:00 – 16:30 :      COMMUNICATIONS

Amphi Hermite

Président : Walter Dean

Salle 01

Présidente : Emily Grosholz

Salle 201 (2ème étage)

Président : Georg Schiemer


15:00 – 15:45


José Ferreirós

(University of Sevilla, Spain)

Practice and ideology behind Wigners

Eric Vandendriessche

(Universite Paris Diderot, France)

String figures as mathematics?

Kevin Kuhl

(University of Toronto, Canada)

Structuralism and (meta) mathematical disagreement


 15:45 – 16:30


Davide Rizza

(University of East Anglia, UK),

Mathematisation : An elementary analysis

Pietro Milici

(University of Palermo, Italy)

A finitist differential extension of Descarte's balance between machines, algebra and geometry

Fenner Tanswell

(St Andrews, Scotland)

Rigor, proof and mathematical virtues

16:30 – 17:00 :    PAUSE CAFÉ

17:00 – 18:30 :    Président : Jessica Carter

Leo Corry (Tel-Aviv Univ. Israel). Geometry and arithmetic in the mathematical practice of the medieval and renaissance traditions of Euclid's Elements



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