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SUMMARY:Truth Be Told: How To Interpret Past Mathematicians - A. C. Paseau
(University of Oxford)\, Fabian Pregel (University of Oxford)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20241127T170000Z
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DESCRIPTION:How should we interpret past mathematicians who may use the sa
me vocabulary as us but with different meanings\, or whose philosophical o
utlooks differ from ours? Errors aside\, it is often assumed that past mat
hematicians largely made true claimsâ€”but what exactly justifies that ass
umption?\n\nIn this talk\, we will explore these questions through general
philosophical considerations and three case studies: 19th-century analysi
s\, 18th-century geometry\, and 19th-century matricial algebra. In each c
ase\, we encounter a significant challenge to supposing that the mathemati
cians in question made true claims. We will show how these challenges can
be addressed and overcome.\nSpeakers:\nA. C. Paseau (University of Oxford)
\, Fabian Pregel (University of Oxford)
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (L5)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
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URL:https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/57ed5196-459d-498d-b0df-e952143592dc/
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