FilMat2014: Call for papers


First international conference of the
Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics – FilMat

29-31 May 2014
San Raffaele University, Milan

Under the auspices of: AILA, SIFA, SILFS.

Supported by:
PRIN 2010-11 national project Realism and Objectivity (Unit coordinator: Claudia Bianchi)
PhD Program in Cognitive Neurosciences and Philosophy of Mind (San Raffaele University / NeTS at IUSS Pavia)
PhD Program in Philosophy and Sciences of the Mind (San Raffaele University)
Seminario di Logica Permanente – SELP

In collaboration with: COGITO; CRESA

Invited speakers
Aldo Antonelli (University of California Davis)
Leon Horsten (University of Bristol)
Mario Piazza (University of Chieti-Pescara)

Early career speaker

Francesca Poggiolesi (CNRS, CEPERC, Université d’Aix-Marseille)

Call for abstracts
The FilMat network originates from two interconnected needs: to establish and foster exchanges between Italian scholars working in the philosophy of mathematics and strictly related fields, either in Italy or abroad, with special attention to those at early stages of their careers; and to support the relationships between the Italian community and international scholars.

In order to contribute to this process of establishment, the network is now promoting its first international conference, in the hope this will become a regular meeting for Italian and international researchers. The conference will give the opportunity to keep the attention on this field alive at national level, and to make the Italian research community even more visible internationally.

We expect to host up to 16 contributed talks by speakers of any nationalities by double-blind review.

Submissions of original contributions are invited in any area of philosophy of mathematics connected with the issues of objectivity, cognition, and proof, including, though not limited to, realism vs anti-realism, epistemological problems concerning mathematical knowledge and mathematical objects, the role of mathematics in the empirical sciences and in mathematical practice, the cognitive basis of mathematical reasoning, the role of logic in the foundations of mathematics, proof theory and its related philosophical issues. Submissions by young scholars are especially welcome.

Abstracts must be written in English, and have a *maximum length of 1000 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 January 31, 2014.

The conference will be entirely held in English.

Important dates
Deadline for submission: January 31, 2014.
Expected notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014.
Conference dates: May 29-31, 2014

Both the assembly of the network and the social dinner are expected to take place on the evening of May the 30th. All congresspeople are welcome to the assembly. The cost of the social dinner will be covered for invited and contributed speakers. Later registration to the social dinner will be possible. All practical information about the conference location and accommodation will be made available in due time on the conference website.

Attendance is free. For organizational reasons registration by email before the 15th of May is highly recommended. Participation can be confirmed by writing to (subject: Registration to FilMat).


The scientific committee of FilMat 2014: Francesca Boccuni, Paola Cantù, Valeria Giardino, Enrico Moriconi, Marco Panza, Chris Pincock, Luca San Mauro, Andrea Sereni

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