On the contemporary practice of philosophy of mathematics

Colin Jakob Rittberg*

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In this paper I propose to reflect on contemporary philosophy of mathematics. i argue that the impartiality to methodology that is present in the current practice of philosophy of mathematics is an intellectual vice of our research community because it leaves our philosophical methods to engage with mathematics implicit. This hides difficulties our research community faces, difficulties our students can reasonably expect to learn about and which we need to engage with to overcome them. to be virtuously open-minded about methodology is not to be impartial about methodology but rather to critically assess the proposals on ofer in a public debate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-26
Number of pages22
JournalActa Baltica Historiae et Philosophiae Scientiarum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Indifference
  • Methodology
  • Open-mindedness
  • Philosophy of mathematical practice
  • Tolerance
  • Virtue


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