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The indispensability of mathematics

Author: Mark Colyvan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities indispenable to certain scientific theories. This text examines the issues.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Colyvan
ISBN: 019513754X 9780195137545
OCLC Number: 57551706
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 172 pages)
Responsibility: Mark Colyvan.

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