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A Defence of Mathematical Pluralism

Davies, E Brian (2004) A Defence of Mathematical Pluralism. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    We approach the philosophy of mathematics via an analysis of mathematics as it is practised. This leads us to a classification in terms of four concepts, which we define and illustrate with a variety of examples. We call these concepts background conventions, context, content, and intuition.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: realism, anti-realism, contextualism, constructive mathematics, bivalent logic, existence
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
    Depositing User: E Brian Davies
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1681
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1681

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