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4:00 pm Thursday, June 9, 2011 Student Mathematical Philosophy Seminar: Pythagoras, Descartes, and Leibniz: Magic, Models, and Fictionsby Jacob Mills (Rice University) in George R. Brown W212- A historical journey from the birth of the concept of an immortal soul to the rise of Greek geometrical mathematics, from Descartes's geometrical arithmetic to Leibniz's infinitesimal calculus and fictionalism in mathematics.
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