851-0125-65L  A Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of Mathematics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersR. Wagner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentParticularly suitable for students D-CHAB, D-INFK, D-ITET, D-MATH, D-PHYS



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NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0125-65 VA Sampler of Histories and Philosophies of Mathematics
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2 hrs
Wed16:00-18:00ON LI NE »
R. Wagner

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AbstractThis course will review several case studies from the ancient, medieval and modern history of mathematics. The case studies will be analyzed from various philosophical perspectives, while situating them in their historical and cultural contexts.
ObjectiveThe 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 various theoretical approaches to the philosophy and history of mathematics
5. To open the students' horizons to the plurality of mathematical cultures and practices

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersR. Wagner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe course will require a weekly reading of around 20 pages and small weekly tasks. The final grade will be based on an the grades of some of these tasks. Presence in class is expected, and active contribution to class discussions may be rewarded in the final grade.

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Doctoral Department of Humanities, Social and Political SciencesDoctoral and Post-Doctoral CoursesWInformation
History and Philosophy of Knowledge MasterLectures and ExercisesWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectivePhilosophyWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-CHABWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-INFKWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-ITETWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-MATHWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-PHYSWInformation