Mathematical Notation: A Philosophical Account

This project will provide a philosophical account of mathematical notation and thus make sense of the idea of mathematics as the language of science. The project will show how mathematical notation can lead to new mathematical discoveries and enable explanations. It will also investigate the role of mathematical notation in facilitating connections across different branches of science. The project will thus make significant contributions to our philosophical understanding of both pure and applied mathematics. It will shed light on the variety of roles mathematical notation plays in our scientific and mathematical theorising.

This project is funded by the Australian Research Council (grant number: DP120102871).

Research Team:
Mark Colyvan