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Reflections on Michael Friedman's Dynamics of Reason

Corfield, David (2005) Reflections on Michael Friedman's Dynamics of Reason. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Friedman's rich account of the way the mathematical sciences ideally are transformed affords mathematics a more influential role than is common in the philosophy of science. In this paper I assess Friedman's position and argue that we can improve on it by pursuing further the parallels between mathematics and science. We find a richness to the organisation of mathematics similar to that Friedman finds in physics.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: mathematics, revolution, Friedman, language change
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    General Issues > Philosophers of Science
    Depositing User: David Corfield
    Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2270
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2270

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