We would like to thank all those who attended the DMCP conference, with particular thanks to those who presented their work.
Deductive and Mathematical Cognition: Implications for Philosophy (DMCP) will take place at the University of Bristol on the 7th and 8th of April, 2014. The conference aims to bring together Philosophers and Cognitive Scientists working on issues concerning Mathematics and Logic to investigate the ways in which the empirical sciences, (and the Cognitive Sciences in particular) might assist philosophical inquiry into the core metaphysical, epistemological and methodological questions resulting from Mathematics and Logic. How do humans acquire mathematical or logical knowledge? Is our knowledge of mathematics innate? Do we have a 'number sense'? If so, what does this imply about mathematical concept acquisition? Are we deductively rational, and do we deduce at all? If not on either count, can we really characterise Logic as the study of 'correct' reasoning? Can cognitive science supply a naturalistic foundation for either discipline? These are just a few of the central questions that will be discussed during the conference.
The two day conference will dedicate one day to the influence of Cognitive Science on the Philosophy of Mathematics, and the other to its impact on the Philosophy of Logic. Each day will consist of five talks of approximately 40 minutes in length with twenty minutes for questions and further discussion. We aim to have speakers and delegates from a range of disciplines, and hope to actively encourage talks from research students and early career academics.
To register your interest in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to allow us to gauge numbers of delegates for organisational purposes. The conference fee of £20 (£10 for students), and is intended to cover the costs of lunch and coffee for both days of the conference. This is payable on arrival. We regret that we cannot organise accommodation for delegates, though we can recommend a number of hotels and hostels.
The conference is supported by a generous grant from the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS).
Registration Deadline: 28/03/14
Call for Papers Deadline: CLOSED
- Catarina Dutilh Novaes (University of Groningen)
- Bart Van Kerkhove (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
- Helen De Cruz (University of Oxford)
Call for papers is now closed. We would like to thank all those who submitted a paper for their time and effort.
Please send any questions you might have to the organisers of the conference, Max Jones (Max.Jones@bristol.ac.uk) or Neil Coleman (email@example.com).