Deniz Sarikaya
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Sophie Nagler
University of St. Andrews
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.
Keywords Lakatos  Philosophy of Mathematics  Philosophy of Science  Scientific Research Programmes  Scientific Research Programs  Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
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