Introduction to the Special Issue on Lakatos’ Undone Work

Sophie Nagler, Hannah Pillin, Deniz Sarikaya*

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We give an overview of Lakatos’ life, his philosophy of mathematics and science, as well as of this issue. Firstly, we briefly delineate Lakatos’ key contributions to philosophy: his anti-formalist philosophy of mathematics, and his methodology of scientific research programmes in the philosophy of science. Secondly, we outline the themes and structure of the masterclass Lakatos’ Undone Work – The Practical Turn and the Division of Philosophy of Mathematics and Philosophy of Science​, which gave rise to this special issue. Lastly, we provide a summary of the contributions to this issue
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Number of pages10
Early online date22 Apr 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Apr 2022


  • Lakatos
  • Philosophy of mathematics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical practice


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