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The Enhanced Indispensability Argument: Representational versus Explanatory Role of Mathematics in Science

  • Pages : 143 à 154
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  • Support : Electronic document
  • Edition : Original
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  • DOI : 10.1093/bjps/axq029
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  • Date de création : 20-05-2011
  • Dernière mise à jour : 20-05-2011

Résumé :

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The Enhanced Indispensability Argument (Baker [2009]) exemplifies the new wave of the indispensability argument for mathematical Platonism. The new wave capitalizes on mathematics' role in scientific explanations. This paper will criticize some analyses of mathematics' explanatory function. In turn, it will emphasize the representational role of mathematics, and argue that the debate would significantly benefit from acknowledging this alternative viewpoint to mathematics' contribution to scientific explanations and knowledge.

 

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