DMRCP is a CIPSH Chair at the Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften (MIN-Fakultät) der Universität Hamburg. It was created by an agreement contract for a period of five years between the Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines and the MIN-Fakultät on 2 September 2021 and is part of the CIPSH Chair Programme.
DMRCP relies on an active and energetic research community whose aim is to gain understanding of mathematical research as a human activity and the mutual dependency between cultural practices and mathematical research. The traditional image of mathematics is that of a cerebral discipline performed by individuals in pensive isolation without social interaction. This misconception is reflected in traditional philosophy of mathematics and some of the attitudes of sociology of science. In the past twenty years, it has been challenged by philosophers, mathematicians, and sociologists. One of the major research challenges in the field is the lack of reliable and representative descriptions of mathematical research practices based on empirical data.
DMRCP aims to coordinate the global research activities studying mathematical research cultures and practices, with an emphasis on using methods of the humanities and empirical social sciences, creating institutional cohesion for the research community that is dispersed across several disciplinary contexts.
DMRCP is hosted by the research group Mathematische Logik und interdisziplinä:re Anwendungen der Logik (ML) at the Fachbereich Mathematik der Universität Hamburg.
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