Proofs gone wronge

Activiteit: Talk or presentation at a conference


To find out about what makes for good reasoning in mathematics it is helpful to investigate what is wrong with bad mathematical reasoning. In this talk, we draw out various ways in which mathematical reasoning can be defective. Our focus is on mathematical proofs. Proofs cannot only be logically flawed, they can be inappropriate for the audience or context, boring, sloppy, make use of too much “heavy machinery” of mathematics, etc. Building on our previous work of bringing virtue theory to the philosophy of mathematics, we investigate
cases of flawed mathematical reasoning to get a grip on intellectual vices in mathematics.
Periode21 aug 201726 aug 2017
Gehouden opEuropean Society for Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), Germany
Mate van erkenningInternational