ThesaHelp: references cd
Group: philosophy of mathematics
Topic: science as mathematics
Topic: mathematical proof
Topic: problems with analytic truth
Topic: abstraction
 
Reference
Davis, P.J., Hersh, R.,
The Mathematical Experience, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981.
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Quotations
399 ;;Quote: in the realm of ideas, the reproducible ideas are mathematical objects; similar to science being about reproducible, physical results
 406 ;;Quote: even though formalism, platonism, and constructivism treat mathematics as indubitable truth, mathematical truth is fallible and corrigible
 406 ;;Quote: the essence of mathematics is freedom to construct and make assumption; then these constructions impose their order on us
 409 ;;Quote: mathematics is an objective, ideal reality that is neither subjective nor physical

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