Valeria Giardino

Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 8)

In Infos, Of interest on March 30, 2016 at 11:19 am

I am helping with the organization of the following conference. The call is now out !


Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 8)

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – Saturday, November 5, 2016

Université d’Aix-Marseille, Site St Charles, 3 place Victor Hugo 13331 Marseille Cedex 3.

The Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 8) is the eighth in an annual series of workshops in philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars from France and abroad that recently joined in a research group funded by the French National Research Center (CNRS): GDR3719  Philosophie des Mathématiques. The website of the research group can be found at the following address:

Information about past workshops in the series can be found at the following address: (tab: Historique).

The forthcoming workshop will be held at the Center for Comparative Epistemology and Ergology (CEPERC) at the University of Aix-Marseille. It will consist, as the previous workshops, in a three-day meeting, and will feature both invited and contributed talks.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Jeremy Avigad (Department of Philosophy and Department of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Claudio Bartocci (Dipartimento di Matematica, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)

Christophe Eckes (Archives PoincaréUniversité Lorraine, France)

Sara Negri (Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Helsinki, Finland)

Jean-Michel Salanskis (Institut de recherches philosophiquesUniversité Paris Ouest, France)

Submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics are welcome. The languages of the workshop are French and English. Younger scholars and graduate students working on their dissertations are encouraged to submit, as the workshop will provide them with an opportunity to discuss their work with internationally renowned experts in the field.

Each submission should be no more than 15,000 characters.

Contributions should be submitted online, creating a personal account on the website and uploading a .doc .rtf or .pdf file containing the proposal in an anonymous form. Please specify in Comments if you are a PhD student.

Should you encounter difficulties, you can send your proposal to the address: writing [abstract] in the topic of your message. Proposals should include in the text of the message the following information: title of the paper, email address and affiliation of the author(s).

Contributed talks should be no longer than 60 minutes, and will be followed by a 30 minute discussion. Two slots of 45 minutes (30 minutes talk + 15 minutes discussion) will be reserved for PhD students.


Important dates:

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2016

Conference : November 3-5, 2016


Scientific committee: Andrew Arana (IHPST/Paris 1), Paola Cantu (AMU/CNRS), Gabriella Crocco (AMU), Michael Detlefsen (University of Notre Dame), Viviane Durand-Guerrier (IMAG/Université de Montpellier), Sébastien Gandon (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont), Valeria Giardino (AHP/CNRS), Brice Halimi (IRePh/Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre), Gerhard Heinzmann (AHP/UL), Jean-Baptiste Joinet (IRPhil/Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3), Vincent Jullien (CAPHI/Université de Nantes), Giuseppe Longo (ENS/CNRS), Colin MacLarty (Case Western Reserve University), Paolo Mancosu (UC Berkeley), Jean-Pierre Marquis (Université de Montréal), Sébastien Maronne (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse/Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier), Baptiste Mélès (AHP/CNRS), Joël Merker (LMO/Université Paris-Sud), Philippe Nabonnand (AHP, Nancy), Alberto Naibo (IHPST/Paris 1), Marco Panza (IHPST/CNRS), Fabrice Pataut (SND, Paris 1), Fréderic Patras (Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné/CNRS), Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPST/CNRS), David Rabouin (SPHERE/CNRS), Shahid Rahman (STL/Université Lille 3), Andrei Rodin (Institute of Philosophy of Russian Academy of Sciences), Stewart Shapiro (The Ohio State University), Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz (SPHERE/Paris 7), Mark Van Atten (SND/CNRS), Pierre Wagner (IHPST/Paris 1).

Organizing Committee: Paola Cantù (AMU/CNRS), Gabriella Crocco (AMU), Philippe Abgrall (AMU/CNRS), Marie Anglade (AMU), Valérie Débuiche (AMU), Mathilde Bouquet (AMU), Julie Humeau (AMU), Anaïs Mauriceau (AMU/CNRS), Sylvie Pons (AMU).

Support to the Organizing Committee: Valeria Giardino (AHP/CNRS), Gerhard Heinzmann (AHP/UL), Philippe Nabonnand (AHP/UL), Baptiste Mélès (AHP/CNRS)

Partners: CNRS, Université Aix-Marseille, CEPERC (UMR 7304), and GDR 3719 “Philosophie des Mathématiques”, which includes the following research groups: AHP (UMR 7117), CAPHI (EA 2163), CEPERC (UMR 7304), IMAG (UMR 5149), IHP (UMR 8163), IHPST (UMR 8590), IMT (UMR 5219), IREPh (EA 373), IRPhil (EA 4187), Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné (UMR 7351), LMO (UMR 8628 STL), PHIER (EA 3297), SND (FRE 3593), SPHERE (UMR 7219).


The Epistemology of Visual Thinking in Mathematics

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm


A new entry on the Epistemology of Visual Thinking in Mathematics has just been published (last week) by Marcus Giaquinto on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I am looking forward to reading it.

Here is the link:

UCLA Iconicity Workshop 2015

In Infos on June 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Going to Los Angeles for an exciting workshop on Iconicity that will take place on June 5 and 6. 

The other speakers will be:

Jacob Beck (University of York), Mazviita Chirimuuta (Pittsburgh), Herbert Clark (Stanford), Gabriel Greenberg (UCLA), Sun-Joo Shin (Yale)

Thanks to Gabe (Greenberg) for the organization.

For more information, here the website for the workshop:



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