Philosophy of mathematics: truth, existence and explanation

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26-28 May 2016
University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Under the auspices of: AILA, SIFA, SILFS
Supported by: Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara

Invited speakers
Volker Halbach (University of Oxford)
Enrico Moriconi (University of Pisa)
Achille Varzi (Columbia University)

Early career speakers
Marianna Antonutti Marfori (IHPST, Paris)
Luca Incurvati (University of Amsterdam)

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. The network is now promoting its second international conference, after the first FilMat conference in 2014 at the San Raffaele University in Milan, and the inaugural conference at the Scuola Normale in Pisa in 2012.

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 truth, existence, and explanation, including, though not limited to, realism vs anti-realism, inflationary vs deflationary accounts of incompleteness, mathematical fictionalism, structuralism, the nature and role of axioms, constructive existence, generality, the explanatory role of mathematics, the philosophica relevance of mathematical explanation, mathematical depth. 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 (name, affiliation, email and abstract title) in a separate file. Submissions should be sent in .pdf format. Abstracts for contributed papers should be emailed to; deadline for submission is February 19, 2016.

The conference will be entirely held in English.

Important dates
Deadline for submission: February 19, 2016
Expected notification of acceptance: March 31, 2016
Conference dates: May 26-28, 2016

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. For organizational reasons registration by email before the 5th of May is highly recommended. Participation can be confirmed by writing to (subject: Registration to FilMat).


Conference scientific committee
Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen)
Luca Bellotti (University of Pisa)
Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele University)
Walter Carnielli (CLE-State University of Campinas)
Giovanna Corsi (University of Bologna)
Laura Crosilla (University of Leeds)
Elaine M. Landry
 (University of California, Davis)
Gabriele Lolli (Accademia delle Scienze di Torino)
Massimo Mugnai (SNS Pisa)
Marco Panza (IHPST, CNRS Paris 1)
Mario Piazza (University of Chieti-Pescara)
Christopher Pincock (The Ohio State University)
Francesca Poggiolesi (IHPST, CNRS Paris 1)
Andrea Sereni (IUSS Pavia)

Local Organizing Committee
Mario Piazza, Gabriele Pulcini, Pierluigi Graziani