Colin Jakob Rittberg - Speaker

What is intellectual humility in mathematics? The mathematician who submits herself to the forces of a formal framework cultivates a meekness that aligns with old Christian interpretations of humility. Yet formal frameworks have been fruitfully changed and expanded by mathematicians. Because mathematical practices have histories, “mathematics” is a moving target. “Humility” gives in similar fashion to the forces of history: it has been vice and virtue, interpreted in conflicting ways and its perceived importance has risen and fallen.
The aim of this talk is to highlight aspects of mathematical practices and intellectual humility in a way that fosters an understanding of what intellectual humility in mathematics amounts to.
28 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

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TitleNovembertagung 2018
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