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An International Conference on Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Science and Mathematics (PASR)

///An International Conference on Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Science and Mathematics (PASR)

An International Conference on Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Science and Mathematics (PASR)

An International Conference at the University of Ghent on Philosophical Aspects of Symbolic Reasoning in Early Modern Science and Mathematics (PASR)

www.pasr.ugent.be Venue: Het Pand, in the historical center of Ghent, Belgium. Date: 27, 28 and 29 August 2009

This conference brings together scholars working on philosophy of science, history of philosophy and history of science and/or mathematics. The topic is the role of symbolic representations in the development of modern science and mathematics from the end of the sixteenth century throughout the seventeenth century.

Topics:

* The emergence of symbolic algebra * Views on symbolism in seventeenth-century philosophy * Reasoning with symbolic representations of natural phenomena * The role of diagrams and illustrations in early modern science * Semiotic and model-based approaches to symbolic representations * /Mathesis Universalis/ and /Characteristica Universalis/ * Cross-cultural studies on the use of symbols in the mathematical practice * …

Invited speakers:

* Karine Chemla, CNRS, Paris, France * Jens Høyrup, Roskilde University, Denmark * Eberhard Knobloch, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany * Marco Panza, CNRS, Paris, France * Matthias Schemmel, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany * Michel Serfati, Paris VII, France

Submission of abstracts: Abstracts should contain between 500 and 1000 words and should be submitted electronically to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>. Microsoft Word, TeX or PDF files are accepted. All abstracts which we received are acknowledged by mail within 10 days. /Deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2009. /They will be refereed in order of arrival, and authors will be informed as soon as possible but not later than 30 May 2009.

Conference proceedings: The organizers intend to publish the invited papers and a selection of contributed papers partly in a special volume of a journal and partly in a book of an academic publisher. A call for final papers will be issued during the conference. Conference chairs: Albrecht Heeffer, Maarten van Dyck

Program comittee: Albrecht Heeffer, Marco Panza, Chikara Sasaki, Maarten van Dyck.

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