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“Fictionalism“ in philosophy of mathematics

« Fictionalism » en philosophie des mathématiques

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Published on Tuesday, April 06, 2021


Ces journées d’étude, intitulées « Fictionalism » en philosophie des mathématiques, sont organisées par le CNRS (UMR 8011, UMR 7219), Sorbonne Université, l’université de Paris et le GDR Philosophie des mathématiques.



These Study Days are organized by the CNRS (UMR 8011, UMR 7219), Sorbonne University, University of Paris & the GDR Philosophie des mathématiques.

Organisation Committee :


Thursday 8 April

morning session


  • 9:30am - 9:45am : welcome
  • 9:45am - 11:15am Valeria Giardino (CNRS - Institut Jean Nicod) The fiction view of mathematical cognitive tools
  • 11:15am - 11:30am : Break
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm Andrea Sereni (Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia), Chaos in heaven: fictionalism and mathematical creation

afternoon session


  • 14:00pm - 15:30pm David Rabouin (CNRS, SPHere) Can one be a fictionalist and a platonist at the same time? Lessons from Leibniz

Friday 9 April

morning session


  • 9:30am - 11:00am Florent Dumont (Ecole Normale Supérieure) Fictional names and mathematical fictionalism
  • 11:00am - 11:15am : Break
  • 11:15am - 12:45am Andrew Arana (Université de Lorraine) Following a proof vs following a story

afternoon session


  • 14:00pm - 15:30pm Henri Galinon (Université Clermont Auvergne) Fiction and authority
  • 15:30pm - 15:45pm : Break
  • 15:45pm - 17:15pm Hartry Field (New York University) Fictionalism, conventionalism and mathematical objectivity


  • Paris, France (75)


  • Thursday, April 08, 2021
  • Friday, April 09, 2021


  • fictionalism, philosophy of mathematics


  • Brice Halimi
    courriel : bhalimi [at] u-paris10 [dot] fr

Information source

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


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