## Old news

## 2013

- History and Philosophy of Mathematics at McGill now has its own webpage (August 2013).
- Volume 3 of the Hilbert Edition, "David Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Logic and Arithmetic, 1917-1933", edited by W. Ewald and W. Sieg, in association with M. Hallett, in collaboration with U. Majer and myself, has finally appeared (June 2013).
- My paper "Mathematical practice and conceptual metaphors: On cognitive studies of
historical developments in mathematics" has appeared in
*Topics in Cognitive Science*(April 2013). - My paper "The correspondence between Moritz Pasch and Felix Klein"
has appeared online in
*Historia Mathematica*(March 2013). - My paper "Axioms in mathematical practice"
has appeared in
*Philosophia Mathematica*(January 2013).

## 2012

- My paper "Mathematical concepts and investigative practice"
has appeared in the collection
*Scientific Concepts and Investigative Practice*(October 2012). - Since September 2012 I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Philosophy Department at McGill University.
- My paper "Methodological reflections on typologies for numerical notations" (with Theodore R. Widom)
has appeared in
*Science in Context*(April 2012). - From January 14 to February 29, 2012 I was a Research Fellow at Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) in Bielefeld, Germany.

## 2011

- My paper "On the creative role of
axiomatics. The discovery of lattices by Schröder,
Dedekind, Birkhoff, and others"
has finally appeared in
*Synthese*(October 2011; accepted March 2009). - My Erdös number is at most 4 (August 2011).
- McGill has installed a webcam on McGill campus, which sometimes shows my office (March 2011).
- Some soundbites from the Arts Undergraduate Research Event, published in The McGill Tribune (February 2011).

## 2010

- In Winter 2010 I was on leave from McGill as a visiting researcher at Université Paris VII (Diderot), Département d'Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences and REHSEIS.
- Three collaborative papers of mine have appeared in a collection on
*Philosophy of Mathematics: Sociological Aspects and Mathematical Practice*(April 2010). - My paper on "Pasch's philosophy of mathematics"
has appeared in
*Review of Symbolic Logic*(March 2010).

## 2009

- My introduction
*Ampersand*, Journal of the Bachelor in Arts and Science, McGill University, Vol. 2, has been published (online) (December 2009). - The Montreal Inter-University Workshop on History and Philosophy of Mathematics (which I co-founded) had its second meeting on December 4, 2009.
- My paper on "Learning from the existence
of models. On psychic machines, tortoises, and computer simulations"
has appeared in
*Synthese*(August 2009). - Since June 1, 2009 I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University.
- My paper on "Learning the structure of abstract groups" (with Thomas Shultz, McGill Psychology) has been accepted for
publication in the
*Proceedings of the 31th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society*(30 March 2009). - The collection with my paper on "Bridging theories with axioms: Boole, Stone, and Tarski" has been published (with a picture I took on the front cover!) (January 2009).

## 2008

- My paper on "Learning from the existence
of models. On psychic machines, tortoises, and computer simulations"
has appeared in
*Synthese*(November 2008). - My paper on "Two Ways of Analogy:
Extending the Study of Analogies to Mathematical Domains"
has appeared in
*Philosophy of Science*(11 September 2008). - My paper "On the creative role of
axiomatics. The discovery of lattices by Schröder,
Dedekind, Birkhoff, and others" has been accepted for publication in
*Synthese*(July 2008). - My paper on "Modeling ancient and modern
arithmetic practices: Addition and multiplication with Arabic and
Roman numerals" (with Hansjörg Neth, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute) has appeared in the
*Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society*(July 2008). - I have been invited to give a talk at the session on "Historical Ideals of Rigor in Mathematics" of the Winter 2008 meeting of the Association of Symbolic Logic (with APA), in Philadelphia, PA (June 2008).
- My paper "On the Importance of asking the
right research questions: Could Jordan have proved the Jordan-Hölder
Theorem?" has appeared in
*Erkenntnis*(May 2008). - My paper on "Modeling ancient and modern
arithmetic practices: Addition and multiplication with Arabic and
Roman numerals" (with Hansjörg Neth, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute) has been accepted for
publication in the
*Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society*(11 April 2008). - Awarded 3-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant for the research project "The Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap," with PI Richard Zach, University of Calgary (April 2008).
- My paper on "Two Ways of Analogy"
has been accepted for publication in
*Philosophy of Science*(11 February 2008). - My book review of Franzén's "Gödel's Theorem: An incomplete guide to its use and abuse" has been published (January 2008).

## 2007

- My paper on "Bridging theories with
axioms: Boole, Stone, and Tarski"
has been accepted for publication in
*Perspectives on Mathematical Practices, Vol. II*, J.-P. van Bendegem and B. van Kerkhove (eds.) (December 2007). - Talk at the PhiMSAMP-2 Workshop, Utrecht, The Netherlands (19 October 2007).
- I'm now listed on the Cognitive Science webpage at McGill (September 2007).
- My paper on "Learning from the existence
of models. On psychic machines, tortoises, and computer simulations"
has been accepted for publication in
*Synthese*(August 2007). - Current teaching:

- COMP 230: Logic and Computability. Fall 2007

- PHIL 411: Topics in Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics. Fall 2007

- Talk at the Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics (CSHPM) and the British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM), Montreal, QC (27 July 2007).
- My paper "On the Importance of asking the
right research questions: Could Jordan have proved the Jordan-Hölder
Theorem?" has been accepted for publication in
*Erkenntnis*(June 2007) - Since June 2007: Associate Member of the School of Computer Science, McGill University.
- Awarded 3-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant for the research project "Geometry and Logic from Pasch to Hilbert," with co-applicant Michael Hallett (April 2007).
- Talk at conference on Perspectives on Mathematical Practices, Brussels, Belgium (27 March 2007).
- The proceedings with my paper on "Axiomatics and progress in the light of 20th century philosophy of science and mathematics" have been published (January 2007).
- Talk at The Classical Model of Science conference in Amsterdam (12 January 2007).

## 2006

- Talk at the Winter 2006 Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society in Toronto (December 2006).
- A review published in
*History and Philosophy of Logic*(May 2006). - Co-Editor of The Collected Works of Rudolf Carnap Project (February 2006).

## 2005...

- Two articles published in the October 2005
volume of
*Synthese*. - Recipient of the university-wide CMU Graduate Student Teaching Award 2002-03 (more, grad student times).

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