Aviv Keren

Paper: Psycho-Mathematical-Ontology

The century-old, mainstream approach to the foundations of mathematics rests on logic, designed expressly to take psychology completely out of the picture. But can it? And should it?

Aviv has been educated in mathematics, computer-science, philosophy and cognitive science. He has spent a few years as a logician, both at IBM-research and at the Hebrew University mathematics dept. (receiving an M.Sc.). He is now doing a Ph.D. aimed at bringing the (relatively) old news of the cognitive revolution to the philosophy of mathematics, attempting to lay down what would best be called "the cognitive foundations of mathematics". He is also active at the Center for the Study of Rationality, applying game-theoretic thinking to cognition.