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A Defence of Mathematical Pluralism

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


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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
Davies, E Brian
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 15:12
Item ID: 1681

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