Spring 2015: Talk at the Higher Seminar in Theoretical Philosophy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, 13.15-15.00
Philosophy Department, Lund University
LUX B429
Seminar website

Philosophy of arithmetic and number cognition: re-assessing the basis of interdisciplinarity.
Case study: Approximate Number System.


Frege in Grundlagen formulated a severe criticism of ‘psychological influence’ in foundations of mathematics. My general objective is to reconsider Frege’s position and re-examine possible mutual influences between the research on the concept of natural numbers in philosophy of mathematics and the results from developmental cognitive science. In this talk I will focus on one of the basic cognitive systems of number-cognition, called Approximate Number System.