FilMat Conference 2022 – Foundations, Definitions and Axioms – Call for Papers

Philosophy of mathematics: 
Foundations, Definitions, and Axioms

Fourth international conference of the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics – FilMat. 

September 29 – October 1, 2022
IUSS Pavia

Organized by:
Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS Pavia
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Under the auspices of: AILA, SIFA, SIFL, SILFS

Invited speakers
Luca Bellotti (University of Pisa)
Francesca Biagioli (University of Turin)
Laura Fontanella (University Paris Est Créteil)
Michael Hallett (McGill University)
Joel Hamkins (University of Notre Dame)

Early career invited speaker
Lorenzo Rossi (University of Turin)
Call for abstracts 
The FilMat network promotes the philosophy of mathematics within and outside Italy, fostering cooperation among scholars worldwide and supporting young researchers. After a pilot conference (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa 2012), three biennial major conferences (San Raffaele, Milan, 2014; Chieti-Pescara, 2016; Mussomeli, Sicily, 2018) and two graduate conference (Trento, 2017; San Raffaele, Milan, 2019), the network is now advertising its fourth international conference, jointly organized by IUSS Pavia and SNS Pisa, to be hosted at IUSS Pavia.

NB: we expect to hold the conference in person, unless the public health situation in Italy changes and imposes or recommends to hold it remotely. 

We expect to host approximately 15 contributed talks by speakers of any nationality (selected by double-blind refereeing). Submissions of original contributions are invited in any area of the philosophy of mathematics, especially if connected with the following topics: 

– varieties of mathematical foundationalism
– at the roots of foundations: novel perspective on classical debates  
– abstractive, implicit, and axiomatic definitions
– the logical, epistemological and metaphysical role of mathematical definitions
– logical and metalogical properties of axiom systems
– evidence, certainty and basic logico-mathematical truths
– alternative axioms systems and mathematical multiverse
– axioms, consistency and paradoxes
– axiomatic theories and non-classical logics
– foundationalism and mathematical practice
– definitions and numerical cognition
– logical and mathematical pluralism
– philosophical methodology and theory-choice in logic and mathematics

Submissions by young scholars are especially welcome.

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 omitted. Submission is to be made via EasyChair, at the link specified below. In case of problems with the procedure, please do send inquiries

Deadline for submission is: June 6, 2022. 

Conference language: English. 

Conference venue: Palazzo del Broletto, Sala del Camino, Piazza della Vittoria 15, 27100 Pavia, Italy.

Practical information: information about the conference venue and accommodation will be posted in due time on the conference website. 

EasyChair submission page:

Submission format and length: pdf files, max. length: 1500 words (References included)

Registration: Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. For organizational reasons registration by email before September 10 will be required.  Participation can be confirmed by writing to (subject: Registration to FilMat).

Important dates
Deadline for submission: June 6, 2022. 
Expected notification of acceptance: July 4, 2022. 
Conference dates: September 29 – October 1, 2022. 

Contacts Web:

Conference scientific committee 
Francesca Biagioli (Turin), Luca Bellotti (Pisa), Patricia Blanchette (Notre Dame), Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele Milan), Laura Crosilla (Oslo), Laura Fontanella (UPEC), Michéle Friend (GWU), Valeria Giardino (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod), Micheal Hallett (McGill), Joel Hamkins (Notre Dame), Gabriele Lolli (Academy of Sciences, Turin), Carlo Nicolai (KCL), Marco Panza (Chapman & IHPST), Mario Piazza (SNS Pisa), Matteo Plebani (Turin), Lorenzo Rossi (Turin), Andrea Sereni (IUSS Pavia), Giorgio Venturi (Konstanz).

Steering Committee 
Mario Piazza (SNS, Pisa)
Luca San Mauro (La Sapienza University, Rome)
Andrea Sereni (IUSS, Pavia)

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