### Logic List Mailing Archive

## "The applicability of mathematics as a philosophical problem"

**1-3 Jul 2014**

Leipzig, Germany

Institut für Philosophie - Universität Leipzig - Workshop Logik und
Wissenschaftstheorie
Jairo da Silva (São Paulo)
"The applicability of mathematics as a philosophical problem"
How is it possible that mathematics, an a priori science, can have anything
to say about empirical reality? How can mathematics have such a relevant
role in the empirical sciences? These, in few words, are formulations of
the problem of the applicability of mathematics in science. Besides a
technical problem, this is also a philosophical one, for it touches
important ontological and epistemological questions. In this series of
talks, I plan to approach this problem from both perspectives by means of
some chosen relevant examples.
http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/philosophie/files/2014/06/Workshop_da_SILVA.pdf
1st Meeting Tuesday, 01.07.2014, 13:15, GWZ 1416: The applicability of
mathematics in science ? stating the problem and discussing some attempt
answers to it: Kant, Husserl, Wigner, Steiner, among some others.
2nd Meeting Wednesday, 02.07.2014, 13:15, GWZ 2116: Some case-studies:
Maxwell's discovery of electromagnetic waves and Dirac's discovery of
anti-matter
3rd Meeting Thursday, 03.07.2014, 13:15, GWZ 2116: Proposing a
structuralist solution
Philosophisches Kolloquium: Husserl's Philosophy of Mathematics.
02.07.2014, 19:00, [Neuer Senatssaal, Ritterstraße 26]:
http://www.sozphil.uni-leipzig.de/cm/philosophie/veran/husserls-philosophy-of-mathematics/
Organisation: Ingolf Max (Leipzig) & Marcos Silva (Fortaleza/Leipzig)
For further information: marcossilvarj@gmail.com