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Explanation and understanding within mathematics

  • January 6, 2022

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.

On 16 January, as part of the World Logic Day 2022, we organize a free on line event bringing 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. For more information, see the event page.