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Avigad, Jeremy (2017) Modularity in Mathematics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a wide range of fields, the word "modular" is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. This essay argues that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure, and explores the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Avigad, Jeremyavigad@cmu.edu0000-0003-1275-315X
Keywords: modularity, mathematics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Methodology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Practice
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Prof. Jeremy Avigad
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 16:19
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 16:19
Item ID: 13482
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Methodology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Practice
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Date: 23 September 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/13482

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