Instructor: Dr. Kálmán CZISZTER


Prerequisite: none

Course description: During history philosophers were always fascinated by mathematics partly because they regarded it as the model of absolute certainty and rigorous science but also partly because the nature of the mathematical objects and their connection to the empirical world seemed highly obscure and elusive. Many mathematicians have also participated in these philosophical debates which sometimes even gave them motivation and inspiration for their mathematical work. The course aims at reviewing some of the major interaction points between philosophy and mathematics and to give a vantage point for working mathematicians from which they can regard their field as part of a broader perspective.

Topics: The following list of subjects is only tentative and it can be largely adapted to the actual interests of the participants.