2. bis 3. Dezember 2011
Wissenschaftliche Leitung: Professor Dr. Benedikt Löwe
During the last years, mathematical practice emerged as one of the topics that unify researchers from philosophy, sociology, cognitive science, history of science and science education interested in mathematics. As a label, mathematical practice stands for investigations of mathematics and mathematical activity that take the fact that mathematics is done by human beings in social real-life contexts seriously. The mathematical practice community formed around the conference series Perspectives on Mathematical Practice in Brussels, the DFG Scientific Network PhiMSAMP, and recently founded their own learned society, the Association for Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP) at an inaugural conference in Brussels (December 2010).
This increased interest on the philosophical side is matched by renewed interest among sociologists, as witnessed by the workshop Mathematics as Culture and Practice in Bielefeld (May 2010) that brought together sociologists, philosophers, and historians of mathematics. This workshop is the successor to the Bielefeld workshop and brings together some of the leading researchers of the mathematical practice community to discuss future directions of research.
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat: Prof. Dr. Hannes Leitgeb (München), Prof. Dr. Martina Merz (Luzern), Dr. Thomas Mueller (Utrecht), Prof. Dr. Jean Paul Van Bendegem (Brüssel)