What is ... the connection between the Kantian Institution of Mathematical Objects and Diagrams?

This page hosts information on ÷zge Ekin's talk "What is ... the connection between the Kantian Institution of Mathematical Objects and Diagrams?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, January 27, 4:00pm at the BMS Lounge in TU, MA 004.

Abstract

In this talk, I will reveal the connection between particular representations (symbols, diagrams) and the Kantian intuition of mathematical objects. I will construct an interpretation of Kant's philosophy of mathematics that explains the requirement of pure intuitions, space and time and reveals the a priori nature of mathematics in Kant's doctrine. Kantian characterization of mathematics exposes a different reasoning model from the current method of mathematics, namely the formal sentential reasoning. I argue that by understanding this approach and by recognizing the roles of diagrams in mathematics, it is possible to realize the advantages of heterogeneous reasoning in mathematics.

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