Philosophy of mathematics: history, theories and practice

First Graduate Conference of the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics –


13-14 July 2017
University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Supported by:
Department of Humanities and Philosophy, University of Trento
Department of Mathematics, University of Trento

In collaboration with:
School of Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia

Invited speakers

Vincenzo De Risi (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
Gabriel Uzquiano (University of Southern California)

Call for abstracts 

The FilMat network promotes workshops and conferences open to Italian and international researchers in the philosophy of mathematics. To emphasise its attention to those at early stages of their careers, the network is glad to inaugurate, in addition to its biennial main conferences, its first graduate conference. We expect to host up to 6/8 contributed talks by graduate and early career speakers of any nationality, selected by double-blind review. Submissions of original contributions are invited in any area of philosophy of mathematics, especially if connected with philosophical issues in the history of mathematics, the structure and development of mathematical theories, and the relationship between philosophical issues and mathematical practice.

Abstracts must be written in English, and have a *maximum length of 1500 words (references included)*, and should be prepared for blind-review, with all identifying details (name, affiliation, email and abstract title) in a separate file. Submissions should be sent in .pdf format. Contributed papers should be emailed to
Deadline for submission is April 3rd, 2017.

The conference will be entirely held in English.

In order to maximize feedback to speakers, the Q&A will be stimulated by attending members among the steering and scientific committees

Important dates
Deadline for submission: April 3rd, 2017.
Expected notification of acceptance: May 15th, 2017.
Conference dates: July 13-14, 2017.

Practical information about the conference venue and accommodation (special fares will be available) will be posted in due time on the conference website.

Attendance is free and no registration is required. For organizational reasons registration by email before the June 30th is welcomed. Participation can be confirmed by writing



Conference scientific committee

Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame)
Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele University)
Laura  Crosilla (University of Leeds)
Pieranna Garavaso (University of Minnesota, Morris)
Øystein Linnebo (University of Oslo)
Gabriele Lolli (Accademia delle Scienze di Torino)
Sara Negri (University of Helsinki)
Marco Panza (IHPST, Paris 1 / Chapman)
Mario Piazza (University of Chieti-Pescara)
Matteo Plebani (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPST, CNRS Paris 1)
Luca San Mauro (Vienna University of Technology)
Giorgio Venturi (University of Campinas)

Steering Committee

Paola Giacomoni (University of Trento)
Claudio Fontanari (University of Trento)
Andrea Sereni (IUSS Pavia)
Achille Varzi (Columbia University)