Philosophy of Mathematics: Sociological Aspects and Mathematical Practice
Benedikt Löwe and Thomas Müller, eds.
Philosophy of mathematics is moving in a new direction: away
from a foundationalism in terms of formal logic and traditional
ontology, and towards a broader range of approaches that
are united by a focus on mathematical practice.
The scientific research network PhiMSAMP (Philosophy of
Mathematics: Sociological Aspects and Mathematical
Practice) consisted of researchers from a variety of
backgrounds and fields, brought together by their common
interest in the shift of philosophy of mathematics towards
mathematical practice. Hosted by the Rheinische Friedrich-
Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and funded by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) from 2006-2010, the
network organized and contributed to a number of workshops
and conferences on the topic of mathematical practice.
The refereed contributions in this volume represent the
research results of the network and consists of contributions
of the network members as well as selected paper versions of
presentations at the network's mid-term conference, "Is
mathematics special?" (PhiMSAMP-3) held in Vienna 2008.
22 March 2010
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