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Explanation and understanding within mathematics

Explanation and understanding are central topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline has made important developments to account for the role explanations play in scientific activities. A current trend is that philosophers emphasize the relation between explanation and understanding, and stress the need for theories of scientific understanding. This events wants to bring together scientists from different fields tackling the question of mathematical explanations both: in the sense of explanation within mathematics as well as mathematical explanations in the sciences.

You can see this event as an informal continuation of Explanation and Understanding in Mathematics which took place in December 2019 in Brussels and lead to the following issue of Axiomathes. This event is part of the World Logic Day 2022, and will take place via Zoom. Registration is free, but needs to be done. For more information, including the programme, see the event page.

16 January 2022 from 15:00 to 18:15 Add to personal calendar

Organised by Joachim Frans & Deniz Sarikaya