HomeHistory and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2020-21

HomeHistory and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2020-21

History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2020-21

Histoire et philosophie des mathématiques (2020-2021)

*  *  *

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The seminar is the meeting point between different SPHere teams that are interested in mathematics. It fosters dialogue between philosophers and historians of mathematics while focusing on textual sources. Speakers are encouraged to make their sources available to the participants.

Announcement

Laboratory SPHere, Science, History, Philosophy (UMR 7219)

Presentation

The seminar is the meeting point between different SPHere teams that are interested in mathematics. It fosters dialogue between philosophers and historians of mathematics while focusing on textual sources. Speakers are encouraged to make their sources available to the participants.

Coordination: Arilès Remaki, Azmiya Padavia, Alexis Trouillot, (Univ. of Paris, SPHere)

Schedule

IMPORTANT: Due to the current health situation, the sessions will take place by webconference. Access to connexion details and abstracts on the page of the seminar.

October 12

9:30am–1pm, Room Malevitch, 483A, Building Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante

Uses of polynomials to establish equations

session organized by K. Chemla

  • 9:30am–10:00am Karine Chemla An overview on the bibliography on the subject
  • 10:00am–10:45am Karine Chemla Les polynômes en Chine au XIIIe siècle : une transformation matérielle du travail diagrammatique sur les équations ?
  • 11:00am–11:45am Agathe Keller (CNRS, SPHere) L’Algèbre de Bhāskara II: avec ou sans polynômes? Une approche opératoire
  • 11:45am–12:30am Odile Kouteynikoff (SPHere) Le « grand art » de Guillaume Gosselin : les objets du calcul algébrique
  • 12:30am–1pm Discussion

November 9, 

2pm – 4:30pm, webconference

Working session around the concept of material anchoring of reasoning

Session organized by D. Rabouin & E. Vandendriessche (CNRS, SPHere)

  • 2:15pm David Rabouin (CNRS, SPHere) La notion d’ancrage matériel d’après Hutchins
  • 3:00pm Roundtable: Sophie Desrosiers (EHESS, CRH), Valeria Giardino (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod) & David Waszek (University McGill)
  • 4:00–4:30pm Discussion

December 7,

9:30–1pm, webconference

Tables & reasonings

session organized by Agathe Keller (CNRS, SPHere)

  • Arilès Remaki (University of Paris (Diderot), SPHere) Comment repérer les raisonnements implicites que dissimulent les tables en histoire des mathématiques ? Exemples au XVIIe siècle
  • Matthieu Husson (PI ERC ALFA, Syrte, Observatoire - PSL) et Samuel Gessner (post-doc ERC ALFA, Syrte, Observatoire - PSL) Movement of the fixed stars: between tabular and figurative approaches in Alfonsine astronomy (14th - 15th c.)

January 11, 2020

9:30am–1pm, webconference

Numbers that cannot be added

session organized by K. Chemla & C. Proust

  • 9:30am–9:45am a few words of introduction by K. Chemla
  • 9:45am–10:45am Christine Proust (CNRS, SPHere) Nombres et opérations selon les textes mathématiques cunéiformes : du paradigme linéaire aux problèmes quadratiques
  • 10:45am–11:45am Karine Chemla (CNRS, SPHere, & Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University) Kummer et les diviseurs idéaux
  • 12:00am–1pm Nicolas Michel (University of Utrecht, Dpt of Mathematics, & SPHere) [tbc] Le problème de l’addition dans la genèse du calcul de Schubert

February 8

2pm–5:30pm, webconference

Numbers and symbols,

session organized by Nicolas Michel (University of Utrecht, Dpt of Mathematics, & SPHere) & J. L. Gastaldi (ETH Zurich, & SPHere)

  • 2pm–3pm David Dunning (Oxford University) Writing the Rules of Reason: Inscriptive Practice and the Rise of Mathematical Logic
  • 3:15pm–4:15pm Nicolas Michel (Utrecht University, & SPHere) Symbols, signs, or marks? Schubert on the manipulation of numbers
  • 4:30pm–5:30pm Roundtable hosted by Juan-Luis Gastaldi (UTH Zurich, & SPHere), David Waszek (McGill University) on "Numbers & Symbols in the 19th century, historical and philosophical perspectives"

March 8,

9:30am – 1pm [tbc], webconference

History of Mereology in pre-Modern Science,

Session organized by Vincenzo de Risi (CNRS, SPHere)

  • Klaus Robering (University of Southern Denmark) [ac] Parthood and Size in Euclid (and beyond)
  • Jean-Pascal Anfray (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) [ac] Descartes and Holenmerism revisited
  • Mattia Brancato (SPHere) [ac] The Mathematical Roots of Leibniz’s Mereology

April 12,

9:30am – 4pm, Room Malevitch, 483A/ videoconference

Emile Borel mathematician, organizer of science, politics and intellectuals,

session organized by M. C. Bustamante

  • Laurent Mazliak (LPSM) [ac] Borel : la réponse probabiliste d’un cantorien déçu…
  • Martha Cecilia Bustamante (SPHere) Borel et l’article de Paul et Tatiana Ehrenfest sur les fondements de la mécanique statistique
  • Alain Bernard [ac] Borel et l’approche scientifique des questions de morale et de progrès social
  • Matthias Cléry (GHDSO) [ac] Organiser l’activité probabiliste parisienne dans l’entre-deux-guerres : Borel mathématicien, éditeur, professeur et académicien

May 10,

9:30am – 1pm [ac], Room Malevitch, 483A/ videoconference 

Notion d’objet quelconque ou arbitraire en mathématiques, session organized by Brice Halimi (HPS, University of Paris, SPHere)

June 7

Room Malevitch, 483A/ videoconference

Speaker tbc

Discussion on next year program

NB: The program may be subject to some modifications. Please visit the seminar page on the SPHere website regularly

Places

  • salle 483 - Université de Paris, bâtiment Condorcet, 4, rue Elsa Morante
    Paris, France (75013)

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Monday, December 07, 2020
  • Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Monday, February 08, 2021
  • Monday, March 08, 2021
  • Monday, April 12, 2021
  • Monday, May 10, 2021
  • Monday, June 07, 2021

Keywords

  • histoire des mathématiques, mathématiques sanscrites, sanskrit mathematics, Bhāskara II, arabic mathematics, Alfonsine astronomy, mathématiques cunéiformes, Edouard Kummer, Hermann Schubert, History of Mereology, Emile Borel

Contact(s)

  • karine chemla
    courriel : chemla [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr
  • christine proust
    courriel : christine [dot] proust [at] orange [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Nadine Fachard
    courriel : nad [dot] fachard [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« History and Philosophy of Mathematics, 2020-21 », Seminar, Calenda, Published on Thursday, January 14, 2021, https://calenda.org/833692

Archive this announcement

  • Google Agenda
  • iCal
Search OpenEdition Search

You will be redirected to OpenEdition Search