Explanation in mathematics. A philosophical analysis of the explanatory force of mathematical proofs and visualizations and their role in scientific explanations.

Project Details


This project proposes a systematic analysis of the existence and nature of mathematical explanation in science. The research object consists of cases where mathematical claims are an essential component in a scientific explanation.
Effective start/end date1/10/1330/09/17


  • mathematics
  • philosophy
  • scientific explanation

Flemish discipline codes

  • Philosophy of mathematics
  • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified