Mathematical Cultures

The London Meetings 2012-2014

  • Brendan Larvor

Part of the Trends in the History of Science book series (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Brendan Larvor
    Pages 1-6
  3. First Meeting: Varieties

  4. Second Meeting: Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Matthew Inglis, Andrew Aberdein
      Pages 163-179
    3. Paul Ernest
      Pages 189-214
    4. José Ferreirós
      Pages 215-234
    5. John Mason, Gila Hanna
      Pages 235-257
    6. Mikkel Willum Johansen, Morten Misfeldt
      Pages 259-269
    7. Manya Raman-Sundström
      Pages 271-285
    8. Colin J. Rittberg
      Pages 287-302
  5. Third Meeting: Interfaces

About these proceedings


This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education.​

Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles in mathematical research and teaching, and great variation in the place of mathematics in the larger cultures that mathematical practitioners belong to. The reflections on mathematical cultures collected in this book are of interest to mathematicians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, cognitive scientists and mathematics educators.


cultures of mathematics mathematical practice mathematics education history of school mathematics mathematical values

Editors and affiliations

  • Brendan Larvor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of HertfordshireHertfordshireUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28580-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28582-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2297-2951
  • Series Online ISSN 2297-296X
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