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The philosophy of mathematical practice

Author: Paolo Mancosu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is an urgent need in philosophy of mathematics for new approaches which pay closer attention to mathematical practice. This book will blaze the trail: it offers philosophical analyses of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Mancosu
ISBN: 9780199640102 0199640106 9780199296453 0199296456
OCLC Number: 774067746
Description: 447 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Visualization ; 2. Diagrammatic Reasoning and Representational Systems ; 3. Explanation ; 4. Purity of Methods ; 5. Mathematical concepts ; 6. Philosophical Relevance of Category Theory ; 7. Philosophical Relevance of Computers in Mathematics ; 8. Philosophical Relevance of the interaction between mathematical physics and pure mathematics
Responsibility: [ed. by] Paolo Mancosu.

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