**Publications**

**Not so distinctively mathematical explanations: topology and dynamical systems **

2022, *Synthese* [Springer]

(Jha, A., Campbell, D., Wilson, P. & Montelle, C.)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-022-03697-9

This paper argues that distinctively mathematical explanations are actually causal explanations in disguise because they sneak in reasoning about particular forces in the associated conditional.

**A ****m****athematical ****m****odel of Dignaga’s ****h****etu-cakra**** **

2020, *Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research** *[Springer]

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40961-020-00217-3

This paper provides a formulation to deconstruct styles of analogical reasoning in Indian philosophy.

**In Progress**

**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.