Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics

The CSHPM 2018 Volume

  • Maria Zack
  • Dirk Schlimm
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. José Antonio Pérez-Escobar
    Pages 69-82
  3. Jean-Charles Pelland
    Pages 83-98
  4. Gregory Lavers
    Pages 99-107
  5. Amy Ackerberg-Hastings
    Pages 109-124
  6. Roger Godard, John de Boer
    Pages 125-138
  7. Christopher Baltus
    Pages 157-172

About these proceedings


This volume contains ten papers that have been collected by the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/Société canadienne d’histoire et de philosophie des mathématiques. It showcases rigorously-reviewed contemporary scholarship on an interesting variety of topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics from the seventeenth century to the modern era.

The volume begins with an exposition of the life and work of Professor Bolesław Sobociński. It then moves on to cover a collection of topics about twentieth-century philosophy of mathematics, including Fred Sommers’s creation of Traditional Formal Logic and Alexander Grothendieck’s work as a starting point for discussing analogies between commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. Continuing the focus on the philosophy of mathematics, the next selections discuss the mathematization of biology and address the study of numerical cognition. The volume then moves to discussing various aspects of mathematics education, including Charles Davies’s early book on the teaching of mathematics and the use of Gaussian Lemniscates in the classroom. A collection of papers on the history of mathematics in the nineteenth century closes out the volume, presenting a discussion of Gauss’s “Allgemeine Theorie des Erdmagnetismus” and a comparison of the geometric works of Desargues and La Hire.

Written by leading scholars in the field, these papers are accessible not only to mathematicians and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics, but also to anyone with a general interest in mathematics.


Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics History of Math Philosophy of Math Mathematical Practice and Phenomenology History of Logics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Zack
    • 1
  • Dirk Schlimm
    • 2
  1. 1.Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31196-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31298-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-3308
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-3316
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