# Mathematics and Analogical Reasoning (17-18 Juni 2022)

30.03.2022

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) invites registrations for the following event:

**Mathematics and Analogical Reasoning**

at the MCMP, LMU Munich

17-18 June, 2022

## Idea & Motivation

The goal of this conference is to investigate the role of mathematics as a heuristic device for analogical reasoning in science and philosophy.

QUESTIONS we aim to address at the conference include (but are not limited to):

- How can a positive mathematical analogy generate support for a particular theoretical view about otherwise disconnected physical systems?

- Can we be sure that epistemic lessons from one domain carry over to another domain, given that there are always known points of disanalogy? If so, how?

- Does the fact that shared mathematical structures can generate new scientific insights have a bearing on (enhanced) indispensability arguments for mathematical realism?

- How can a mathematical analogy generate understanding of one system given our understanding of the model system?

- What is an adequate methodology for analogical reasoning about meta-empirical domains (like mathematics or ethics)?

- Are the mathematical background assumptions of recent arguments featuring mathematical analogies plausible (specifically in light of recent pluralist developments in set theory)?

## Speakers

Alan Baker, Paul Bartha, Dominik Baumgartner, Sharon Berry, James Robert Brown, Justin Clarke-Doane, Erik Curiel, William D’Alessandro, Mary Leng.

## Registration

In order to register please visit the conference website:

https://silviajonas.wixsite.com/mathematicsanalogies

or contact Silvia Jonas silvia.jonas@lmu.de for further information.

## Organizers

Silvia Jonas (MCMP/LMU Munich)

Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney/MCMP)