Talks

 Invited talks (32 in total):

  1. “Theorem proving in artificial neural networks”, AiAgora talk, Technical University Delft, March 2022.
  2. “Return of the cicadas: Why the prime number nymphal stages are a paradigmatic case of mathematical explanation in science – if any”, CSS-HLRS Colloquium on Philosophy of Computational Sciences, RWTH Aachen. January 2022.
  3. “Developing artificial human-like arithmetical intelligence (and why)”, Cultures of Research – Digitalization of Research Lecture Series, RWTH Aachen. January 2022.
  4. “Descriptive Complexity, Computational Tractability, and the Logical and Cognitive Foundations of Mathematics”, Seminar in logic and philosophy of mathematics, University of Helsinki. December 2021.
  5. “Mathematical objectivity”, Philosophy of mathematics in Finland conference, Tampere. November 2021.
  6. “Mathematical naturalism”, Philosophy of mathematics lecture, University of Helsinki, September 2021.
  7. “Mathematical objectivity, without mathematical objects”, Philosophy of Mathematics seminar, University of Pavia, Italy. Given online due to COVID-19, June 2020.
  8. “Early numerical cognition and mathematical processes”, Philosophy of Mathematical Cognition Seminar, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Given online due to COVID-19, April 2020.
  9. “A Fresh Look at Research Strategies in Computational Cognitive Science: The Case of Enculturated Mathematical Problem Solving”, Culture and Cognition Reading Group, Macquarie University, Sydney, December 2019 (with Regina E. Fabry).
  10. “Proto-arithmetic, number concept acquisition and mid-level cognition”, Workshop on Mid-Level Cognition: Norms, Habits and Narrative, University of Wollongong, Australia, December 2019.
  11. “Objectivity in Mathematics without Mathematical Objects”, Macquarie University, Sydney, November 2019.
  12. “From Computational to Cognitive Complexity: Considerations from Mathematical Problem Solving”, Colloquium Philosophy Meets Cognitive Science, Ruhr University Bochum, May 2019.
  13. “From computational to cognitive complexity: Considerations from mathematical problem solving”, McGill University, Montreal, April 2019.
  14. “Objectivity without Objects”, Ontology in arithmetic and logic workshop, UQAM, Montreal, April 2019.
  15. “Computational and cognitive complexity in mathematical problem solving”, Grolog colloquium, University of Groningen, May 2018.
  16. “Computational and cognitive complexity in mathematical problem solving”, ILLC Talk, University of Amsterdam May 2018.
  17. “Computational and cognitive complexity in mathematical problem solving”, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich, April 2018.
  18. “Cognitive complexity and mathematical problem solving”, Seminar in Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics, Helsinki, November 2017.
  19. “The cognitive basis of actual infinity”, Logic seminar at the Department of Philosophy, Helsinki, March 2017.
  20. “Processes, Metaphors and Numerical Cognition”, Philosophy research seminar, Helsinki, February 2017.
  21. “The cognitive basis of actual infinity”, Logic seminar at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Helsinki, November 2016.
  22. “An empirically feasible approach to the philosophy of mathematics”, University of California Irvine, C-ALPHA talk, February 2015.
  23. “An empirically feasible approach to the philosophy of mathematics”, University of Tampere research seminar, October 2014.
  24. “Origins of Numerical Cognition and the Epistemology of Arithmetic,” ECAP2014, Bucharest, August 2014.
  25. “Empirically Feasible Epistemology of Arithmetic,” Helsinki-Tartu Workshop in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Tartu, June 2013.
  26. “Empirically Feasible Epistemology of Arithmetic,” Bucharest Colloquium for Analytic Philosophy, University of Bucharest, June 2012.
  27. “Empirical Research and the Philosophy of Mathematics,” University of Bucharest, January 2012.
  28. “Arithmetical Truth since Frege,” Frege Colloquium, University of Bucharest, May 2011.
  29. “The Empirical Study of Mathematical Knowledge,” The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, November 2011.
  30. “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mathematics,” The Philosophy of Science Seminar, University of Helsinki, February 2011.
  31. “What Can We Deduce from Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems in Philosophy?,” The Philosophical Society of Finland, October 2010.
  32. “Truth, Proof and Gödelian Arguments,” Public examination of Doctoral Dissertation, University of Helsinki, April 2009.

Contributed talks (28 in total):

  1. “Theorem proving in deep artificial neural networks”, Workshop: Explainable AI and explanations in AI, RWTH Aachen. February 2022.
  2. “The Feedback Loops Linking Mathematical Practices and Cognitive Tools: Considerations on Cognitive Innovation”, ECAP10, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 2020 (with Regina E. Fabry). Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  3. “The Interplay of Biological and Cultural Components in the Acquisition of Natural Number Concepts”, Mind: Coevolution of Biology and Culture, Cres, Croatia, September 2019.
  4. “A fresh look at research strategies in computational cognitive science: The case of enculturated mathematical problem solving”, EuroCogSci 2019, University of Bochum, September 2019 (with Regina E. Fabry).
  5. “Complexity of Mathematical Cognitive Tasks”, 16th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Prague, August 2019.
  6. “Cognitive and computational complexity in mathematical problem solving”, Simplicities and Complexities, University of Bonn, May 2019.
  7. “How Cognitive Tools Transform our Cognitive Capacities in Mathematical Problem Solving (and Beyond): Cumulative Cultural Evolution and Enculturation”, Retuning Cognition with a Pair of Rocks, University of Pittsburgh, March 2019 (with Regina E. Fabry).
  8.  “The Cognitive Role of Embodied Symbol Manipulation in Mathematical Problem Solving”, Getting Real About Words And Numbers, Antwerp, October 2018 (with Regina E. Fabry).
  9. “Of Levels, Competence, and Performance: Towards an Explanation of Enculturated Mathematical Problem Solving”, Models of Explanation, Turin, June 2018 (with Regina E. Fabry).
  10. “Cognitive complexity and mathematical problem solving”, Ninth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop, Nancy, October 2017.
  11. “Cognitive complexity and mathematical problem solving”, Third International Conference on Philosophy of Mind, Braga, October 2017.
  12. “Cognitive complexity and mathematical problem solving”, Fourth Philosophy of Language and Mind conference, Bochum, September 2017.
  13. “What is arithmetic”, Ninth European Conference of Analytic Philosophy, Munich, August 2017.
  14. “Early numerical cognition and mathematical processes”, Workshop: From basic cognition to mathematical practice, Seville, September 2016.
  15. “Mathematical cognition as enculturation”, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, St. Andrews, August 2016.
  16. “Number-cognition: bootstrapping of the exact number concepts”, Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication, Riga, December 2015.
  17. “Metaphorical thinking in mathematics”, APMP colloquium Paris, November 2015.
  18. “From proto-arithmetical to arithmetical: the four roles language plays in the development of arithmetical thinking”, CLMPS Helsinki, August 2015.
  19. “Empirically Feasible Epistemology of Arithmetic,” Philosophy of mathematics: objectivity, cognition, and proof, Milan May/June 2014.
  20. “The Great Gibberish: Mathematics in Western Popular Culture,” Mathematical Cultures 3, London, April 2014.
  21. In Search of Aleph-null – How Infinity Can Be Created,” Foundations of the Formal Sciences VIII: History and Philosophy of Infinity, University of Cambridge, September 2013.
  22. “Foundational Matters in Higher Mathematics Education,” Cultures of Mathematics and Logic, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, November 2012.
  23.  “Commentary on Hannes Leitgeb: ‘A Theory of Truth for Propositions,’” Truth Be Told Workshop, University of Amsterdam, March
  24.  “At What Stage Does Mathematical Understanding Arise?,” Colloquium of The Philosophical Society of Finland, January 2011.
  25. “Perspectives to Empirical Philosophy of Mathematics,” XXVI Varna International Philosophical School, June 2010.
  26. “Epistemic Actions,” Seminar of Logic, University of Helsinki, March 2010.
  27. “The Meaning of Logical Connectives,” Post-graduate Seminar, University of Helsinki, March 2008.
  28. “Truth and Proof,” Post-graduate Seminar, University of Helsinki, November 2007.