Does topology provide sufficient structure for distinctively mathematical explanations?
(With Campbell, D., Montelle, C. & Wilson, P.)
This paper argues that assumptions such as continuity or smoothness employed in a topological explanation are realised in the physical world only as contingent causal facts and packaging such assumptions in the conditional of a purported DME amounts to manipulating a run-of-the-mill causal explanation to appear like a non-causal explanation.
A Buddhist take on mathematical modelling
(Proceedings of the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Conference: Dynamical Encounters Between Buddhism and the West)
This paper argues that a perspectival, contextual and mind-dependent view of mathematical models can be read closely to the ontological middle ground proposed by Buddhist philosophers like Nagar- juna, where no concept exists independently of human thought.
The tale of a medieval Indian scroll: mathematical discoveries
(Part of a University of Canterbury project on the history and mathematics of medieval astronomical scroll.