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Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices with Jean Paul Van BendegemDate: 21 – 23 June 2023Location: Brussels, Belgium (in person)Costs: FreeDeadline for abstract submission: April 1, 2023Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/mc-pmp-brussels-2023/ The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its fifth Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices on […]

The Chair in Theoretical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka), University of Bremen, invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of a postdoctoral researcher for three years (salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position). The position should be filled by June 1st, 2023. For further information about the group visit www.uni-bremen.de/theophil; the full job advertisement can be found at https://www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/die-uni-als-arbeitgeber/offene-stellen/job/2209

The Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) at LMU Munich invites applications for several PhD scholarships in Neurophilosophy. The GSN is the teaching entity for the Munich Center of Neurosciences – Brain & Mind (MCN). PhD students who work in the field of reasoning and decision-making have at least one supervisor from the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

More information on the scholarships can be found on the website of the Research Center for Neurophilosophy and Ethics of Neurosciences.

Topic

How do mathematicians choose the problems they are engaging with? In what sense do they rely on aesthetical factors, and what is the role of the mathematical community? Moreover, what do these considerations tell us about the epistemology of mathematics? The workshop brings together scholars from philosophy, mathematics and mathematical education who investigate mathematical problem-posing.

Speakers

Karl Heuer (DTU)

Mikkel Willum Johansen (Copenhagen)

Tuya Sa (Loughborough)

Nathalie Sinclair (Simon Fraser University)

Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Copenhagen)

Simon Weisgerber (Vienna)

Date: 3rd February 2023, 15:00-20:00 (CET)

Place: Online (Zoom)

Web: https://problem-posing.netlify.app/

Registration

Registration is free but necessary: https://problem-posing.netlify.app/#register. You should get the information within a day of your registration, otherwise please contact us.

Organizers

The workshop is organised jointly by Paul Hasselkuß (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) and Deniz Sarikaya (Københavns Universitet, Technical University of Denmark – DTU and CLPS, Vrije Universiteit 

Support

It is supported by the Postdoc Program “Kurzstipendien” of the DAAD, Project: “Theoretical virtues of conjectures and open questions in mathematical practice” and the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at VUB.

Contact Information

For any questions, please contact the organizers by sending an email to: hasselkuss@phil.uni-duesseldorf.de or deniz.sarikaya@vub.be.

LMU’s international Master program in Logic and Philosophy of Science is now inviting applications for 2023 admission. The Master program is
based at the LMU’s Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP).

Details regarding the application process are accessible here:
https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/students/ma/application/

General information concerning the Master program is available here:
https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/students/ma/

Despite the late official deadline, we encourage applicants to apply early.

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