## Roy Wagner: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Roy Wagner |

Field | History and Philosophy of Mathematical Sciences |

Address | Geschichte u. Philo. d. Math.Wiss. ETH Zürich, RZ J 6 Clausiusstrasse 59 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 84 34 |

roy.wagner@gess.ethz.ch | |

URL | https://hpm.ethz.ch/people/person-detail.MjI4ODY5.TGlzdC8yNDY4LC0yNDgyNTI2NTg=.html |

Department | Humanities, Social and Political Sciences |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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851-0125-65L | A Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of MathematicsParticularly suitable for students D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MATH, D-PHYS | 3 credits | 2V | R. Wagner | |

Abstract | This course will review several case studies from the history of mathematics (Greek geometry, early modern European notions of infinity and 20th century constructive and axiomatic approaches). The case studies will be analyzed from various philosophical perspectives, while rooting them in their historical and cultural contexts. | ||||

Objective | The course aims are: 1. To introduce students to the historicity of mathematics 2. To make sense of mathematical practices that appear unreasonable from a contemporary point of view 3. To develop critical reflection concerning the nature of mathematical objects 4. To introduce realist, dialectical, practical and constructivist approaches to the philosophy and history of mathematics 5. To open the students' horizons to the plurality of mathematical cultures and practices | ||||

851-0125-74L | Wittgenstein´s Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics Number of participants limited to 30 Particularly suitable for students of D-INFK, D-MATH | 3 credits | 2S | R. Wagner, M. Hampe | |

Abstract | The course gives an introduction into Wittgenstein´s philosophy of mathematics and its historical background. We will read and discuss his "Lectures on the Foundation of Mathematics". All students need a copy of this book. | ||||

Objective | Gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of Wittgenstein´s philosophy and his view of mathematics. | ||||

862-0004-06L | Research Colloquium Philosophy for Master Students and PhD (FS 2018) For MAGPW and PhD students of D-GESS only. Personal registration required to Prof. Wingert. | 2 credits | 1K | L. Wingert, M. Hampe, R. Wagner | |

Abstract | Ph.D. students, post docs, members of staff, and senior colleagues from other philosophy departments will report on their work in progress. Furthermore, promissing new philosophical articles and parts of new philosophical books will be studied. | ||||

Objective | Ideas and arguments dealing with systematic problems especially in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind will be scrutinized and elaborated. |