Fifth French PhilMath Workshop

The Fifth French PhilMath Workshop (FPMW 5, formerly Paris-Nancy PhilMath Workshop) will take place on Thursday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand (France). This is the fifth in an annual series of workshops on the philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars in France and elsewhere.

The three-day meeting will feature both invited and contributed talks. The invited speakers, who have confirmed their participation, are:

  •  Thierry Coquand (University of Gothenburg)
  • Colin McLarty (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Chris Pincock (Ohio State University)
  • Jean-Jacques Sczceciniarz (Université Paris Diderot)

The program will include six contributed talks. Submissions of papers (15000 character max.) in any topic in the philosophy of mathematics are welcome. The languages of the workshop are English and French. Presentations should be no longer than 45 minutes, and will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Younger scholars and graduate students working on their dissertations are particularly encouraged to submit, as the workshop provides them with an opportunity to discuss their work with experts from around the world. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2013. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email. The Scientific Committee will evaluate all papers and announce its decisions by July 1, 2013.

The papers should be sent by email in doc, rtf, or pdf format to the following address: david (dot) rabouin (at) wanadoo (dot) fr

This workshop is organized by PHIER (Clermont). It is supported by IHPST (Paris), SPHERE (Paris), Ireph (Paris), Archives Henri Poincaré (Nancy), CEPERC (Aix), IMT (Toulouse), STL (Lille).

Scientific Committee: Andrew Arana, Mark van Atten, Denis Bonnay, Paola Cantù, Gabriella Crocco, Michael Detlefsen, Jacques Dubucs, Henri Galinon, Sebastien Gandon, Brice Halimi, Gerhard Heinzmann, Paolo Mancosu, Sébastien Maronne, Philippe Nabonnand, Marco Panza, Fabrice Pataut, Dominique Pradelle, David Rabouin, Shahid Rahman, Andrei Rodin, Stewart Shapiro, Ivahn Smadja, Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz, Claudine Tiercelin, Sean Walsh.

Local Organizing Committee: Sébastien Gandon, Henri Galinon, Dominique Pradelle.


The Fourteenth Midwest Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop will take place October 5-6, 2013 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. MWPMW 14 will meet in conjunction with the Second Meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (October 3-4, 2013).

A call for papers will be forthcoming in the summer.

Fourth PhilMath InterSem

PhilMath InterSem 2013 will take place in June over the course of several meetings, all but one of which will be held at Condorcet building on the Rive Gauche campus of the University of Paris 7-Diderot (one meeting will take place at the University of Lorraine in Nancy). The theme of this year’s InterSem is “Indirect Proof”. Schedule outline:

Further details can be found here.


Workshop on Human Reasoning

An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human Reasoning will take place at Notre Dame on Friday, April 12, 2013. Speakers include:

  • Joshua Schechter, Brown University
  • Claes Strannegård, University of Gothenburg
  • Lance Rips, Northwestern University
  • Rafael Núñez, University of California, San Diego

Contact Prof. Mic Detlefsen for further information.