"Knowledge, Representation and Proof in the Modern Era"

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Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210-214

PROGRAM

9:00am: Douglas Jesseph, University of South Florida
"Leibniz on the Eliminability of Infinitesimals: Strategies for Finding Truth in Fiction"

10:20am: Andrew Arana, Kansas State University & Sebastien Maronne, Université de Toulouse
"Complexity and opacity in early modern geometry"

11:40am: Mary Domski, University of New Mexico
"Descartes and Newton on the Mathematical Character of Natural Philosophy"


LUNCH

2:30pm: Emily Carson, McGill University
"Sensibility, understanding and number in Kant"

3:50pm: Vincenzo DeRisi, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
"Proving an Axiom qua Axiom. On the mathematical epistemology of Gerolamo Saccheri"


BREAK


5:15pm: Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney
"Representation and Demonstration: The Roots of the Early-Modern Preoccupation with Representation"

 

Co-sponsored with the Philosophy of Mathematics Program

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