Cultures of Mathematics and Logic
Call for Papers.
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Cultures of Mathematics and Logic
9-12 November 2012
Institute for Logic and Cognition
Sun Yat-Sen University
All researchers working on various aspects of "Cultures of
and Logic", including, but certainly not limited to, philosophers,
sociologists, historians of mathematics, mathematicians, and researchers
in mathematics education, are cordially invited to submit their one page
abstracts by the submission deadline of 30 June 2012 (see below for
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE. Mathematics and formal reasoning
fundamental building blocks of knowledge, essential for science,
technology, policy-making and risk-management. Mathematical practice is a
rich phenomenon of human activity, with subtle differences between various
cultures: here, the word culture can refer to national cultures, but also
cultural differences in different historical periods, in different strata
of a given society, in different social settings.
And yet, the public perception of mathematics is of an apersonal
with little or no human interaction, based on a false picture of a science
of pure thought and deduction, with almost no interaction or visible
In a move away from these traditionalist positions, philosophers and
social scientists have recently become more interested in studying
mathematical and logical practice, or, to be precise, different
mathematical and logical practices. Our conference will focus on this
plurality of viewpoints, studying the various cultures of mathematics and
logic, and involve several disciplines such as philosophy, sociology,
psychology, cognitive science, history of mathematics, mathematics
education, and linguistics.
- Andrea Bender. Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
- Karine Chemla. Equipe Recherches Epistémologiques et
Sciences Exactes et les Institutions Scientifiques (REHSEIS), Paris,
- Christian Greiffenhagen. University of Manchester, Manchester, United
- Shirong Guo. Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China.
- Juan Pablo Mejía Ramos. Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ,
- Reviel Netz. Stanford University, Stanford CA, United States of
- Zhaoshi Zeng. Sun Yat-Sen University. Guangzhou, China.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2012
Notification of authors: 30 July 2012
Conference: 9-12 November 2012
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. All researchers are encouraged and invited
their abstracts until the deadline of 30 June 2012 via the easychair
submission page at
Please submit the abstract either in the "abstract" field of the
submission site or as a one-page PDF submission.
POST-CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. All authors of papers presented at
conference will be encouraged to submit a full version to a
post-conference publication volume. The deadline for submission of full
papers will be in early 2013. All papers submitted to the post-conference
proceedings will be refereed to high journal standards, and acceptance as
a presentation is no guarantee that the post-conference paper will be
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE. Mihir Chakraborty, Jadavpur University,
Shuchun Guo, Chinese Academy of Science, China; Joachim Kurtz,
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany; Brendan Larvor,
of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; Benedikt Löwe, Universiteit van
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Martina Merz, Universität Luzern,
Dirk Schlimm, McGill University, Canada; Ju Shier, Sun Yat-sen University,
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