The who and what of the philosophy of mathematical practices

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In the first part an outline is presented of the emergent new field of the
study and the philosophy of mathematical practices, including (the philosophy of)
mathematics education. In the second part the focus is on particular themes within
this field that correspond more or less to my personal contributions over a
thirty-year period. As the title of this contribution indicates the relations and connections
between the study of mathematical practices and ‘mainstream’ philosophy
of mathematics need not be antagonistic but rather are to be seen as mutually
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Philosophy of Mathematics Education Today
EditorsPaul Ernest
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77760-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-77759-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Mathematical practices
  • Sociology of mathematics
  • Foundational studies


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