Call for Papers: Topical Collection of Synthese Title: Linguistically Informed Philosophy of Mathematics: How the study of mathematical texts contributes to the investigation of philosophical problems Guest Editors: Bernhard Fisseni (University of Duisburg-Essen), Deborah Kant (University of Hamburg), Deniz Sarikaya (University of Hamburg) and Bernhard Schröder (University of Duisburg-Essen) See also: https://www.springer.com/journal/11229/updates/19385258 Text is a crucial medium for transferring mathematical ideas, agendas, and results within the scientific community and in educational contexts. This makes the focus on mathematical texts a natural and important part of the philosophical study of mathematics. Moreover, research on mathematical texts can take advantage of the huge body of knowledge and toolbox of methods from other disciplines such as linguistics and computer science to investigate problems in the philosophy of mathematics. Linguistically informed research addresses general questions of the philosophy of mathematics. Among those philosophical questions are the following, including methodological reflections on this approach. - What are mathematical proofs, and which role does their textual representation play for mathematical communication and theorizing? - What is mathematical explanation of mathematical facts and how is it valued by mathematicians? - How have mathematical concepts developed historically? For instance, how does the concept of a plane in Euclid differ from a modern geometric approach? - What is the role of metaphor in mathematical practice? - How do argumentative foundations change historically? - How are mathematical objects conceptualized: is there a difference between formal and textual approaches? - (How) Do tools like LaTeX, blogs, and forums influence mathematical practice? For instance, have LaTeX environments strengthened the tendency to typeset proof structure more explicitly? This topical collection aims to bring together and build bridges between researchers from different methodological backgrounds to tackle questions concerning the philosophy of mathematics. This includes approaches from philosophical analysis, linguistics (e.g., corpus studies) and literature studies, but also methods from computer science and artificial intelligence (e.g., big data approaches and natural language processing), cognitive sciences, and mathematics education (relevant studies include Mancosu et al. 2005; Giaquinto 2007; Schlimm 2008; Pease et al. 2013; Fisseni et al. 2019, Cramer et al. 2021). Note that this remains a philosophical issue. So while methods are interdisciplinary, we aim for a philosophical upshot. The impressive progress in natural language processing on the one side and automated theorem proving on the other side make it attractive to develop good models of mathematical texts to make use of state of the art techniques for better tooling in documenting and developing mathematics. The language of mathematics as a technical jargon or as a special natural language with a rich structure is an important test-case for practical and theoretical study of language, and also has consequences for the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mathematical practice. In this collection, we target mathematical text in a broad sense, including written interaction such as blogs, forums, reviews as well as textbooks and research articles. Bibliography: M. Carl, M. Cramer, B. Fisseni, D. Sarikaya and B. Schröder. “How to Frame Understanding in Mathematics: A Case Study Using Extremal Proofs”. Axiomathes (2021). B. Fisseni, B. Schröder, D. Sarikaya and M. Schmitt. “How to frame a mathematician. Modelling the cognitive background of proofs.” In: S. Centrone, D. Kant and D. Sarikaya (Eds.): Reflections on the Foundations of Mathematics: Univalent Foundations, Set Theory and General Thoughts. Berlin: Synthese Library, Springer (2019), pp. 417-436. M. Giaquinto: Visual thinking in mathematics. An epistemological study. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2007). P. Mancosu, K.F. Jørgensen and S.A. Pedersen (Eds.): Visualization, explanation and reasoning styles in mathematics. Dordrecht, Norwell, MA: Synthese Library 327, Springer (2005). A. Pease, M. Guhe and A. Smaill: “Developments in research on mathematical practice and cognition”, Topics in cognitive science 5(2) (2013), pp. 224–230. D. Schlimm: “Two Ways of Analogy. Extending the Study of Analogies to Mathematical Domains”, Philosophy of Science 75(2) (2008), pp. 178–200. For further information, or if you are unsure whether your paper idea fits the theme, please contact ideally all of us: bernhard.fisseni@uni-due.de, kantdebo@gmail.com, Deniz.Sarikaya@uni-hamburg.de, and bernhard.schroeder@uni-due.de The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2022 Papers should be submitted via the Synthese’s editorial manager at https://www.editorialmanager.com/synt/default.aspx . When the system asks you to “Choose Article Type”, please scroll down in the pull-down menu to choose this topical collection: "T.C. : Linguistically Informed Philosophy of Mathematics" When preparing your paper, please read the journal’s ‘Instructions for authors’ at https://www.springer.com/journal/11229/submission-guidelines -- [LOGIC] mailing list http://www.dvmlg.de/mailingliste.html Archive: http://www.illc.uva.nl/LogicList/ provided by a collaboration of the DVMLG, the Maths Departments in Bonn and Hamburg, and the ILLC at the Universiteit van Amsterdam