Research interests

My research interests fall into the areas of history and philosophy of mathematics and science, epistemology, and cognitive science. In particular, I am interested in the developments in the 19th and early 20th century that led to the emergence of modern mathematics and logic, and in systematic investigations regarding axiomatics, the use of notation, analogical reasoning, concept formation, and theory development. I am also involved in editorial projects of the works of Pasch, Hilbert, Bernays, and Carnap, and a member of the McGill Research Group on History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

Recent news

  • My paper "Peano on symbolization, design principles for notations, and the dot notation" has been published in Philosophia Scientiæ (March 2021).
  • My first paper in French, with Emmylou Haffner, "Dedekind et la crèation du continu arithmétique" has been published in L'Épistemologie du dedans. Mélanges en l'honneur de Hourya Benis-Sinaceur, edited by E. Haffner and D. Rabouin (2021).
  • My paper "Dedekind on continuity", with Emmylou Haffner, has been published in The History of Continua, edited by S. Shapiro and G. Hellman (2021).
  • My paper with David Waszek on "Multiple readability in principle and practice: Existential Graphs and complex symbols" has been published in Logique & Analyse (2020).
  • My paper on "Iconicity in mathematical notation: commutativity and symmetry" (with Theresa Wege, Sophie Batchelor, Matthew Inglis, and Honali Mistry) has been published in the Journal of Numerical Cognition (December 2020).
  • My paper on "Pasch's empiricism as methodological structuralism" is available open access in The Pre-History of Mathematical Structuralism, edited by Erich Reck and Georg Schiemer (May 2020).
  • fig1 The CSHPM 2018 Volume of Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics, edited by Maria Zack and myself, has been published. (January 2020).
  • ... old news.