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A study of the structure of illocutionary acts in Mathematical language

Grant number: 21/14099-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2022
Effective date (End): March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Epistemology
Principal researcher:Marco Antonio Caron Ruffino
Grantee:Pedro Daher Novo
Home Institution: Centro de Lógica, Epistemologia e História da Ciência (CLE). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Philosophy of mathematics, especially in the twentieth and in the early twenty-one century, assumed that mathematical languages do not admit pragmatic elements of ordinary language. Consequently, speech act theory as it was developed by Austin, Searle, and Vanderveken didn´t deeply approach the philosophy of mathematics. Only recently some articles appeared about a taxonomy of typically mathematical speech acts. The main purpose of this project is to apply this taxonomy, particularly to the assertive and directive illocutionary acts present in pure mathematics.(AU)

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