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Patterns of Mathematical Change

Philip Kitcher

in The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

Published in print April 1985 | ISBN: 9780195035414
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833368 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195035410.003.0010
Patterns of Mathematical Change

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Describes some types of inference and principles of theory choice that are involved in the growth of mathematics.

Keywords: inference; mathematical knowledge; observation; scientific knowledge; theory; theory change

Chapter.  17678 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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