Hello everyone,

You are cordially invited to a free public lecture hosted by the

Mathematics Undergraduate Union. This Thursday, Nov. 28th, 4-6 pm at

GB303.

The subject of the talk is “Proofs and Pictures: The Role of

Visualization in Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning.” Given by

Prof. James Brown a philosopher of science and mathematics. More

details below.

Prof. James Brown is a professor of philosophy here at the University

of Toronto. His areas of interests are the philosophy of science and

the philosophy of mathematics. He is one of the foremost modern

advocates of Platonism in the philosophy of mathematics. In the

philosophy of science he is most widely known for his ideas about

thought experiments. In 2007 he was chosen to be a fellow of the Royal

Society of Canada.

Among his numerous books are “Philosophy of Mathematics: An

Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures”, “The Laboratory of

the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences”; and a new

books published in 2012: “Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical

Knowledge.”