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Mathematical Practice and Naturalist Epistemology: Structures with Potential for Interaction

Bart Van Kerkhove et Jean Paul Van Bendegem
p. 61-78

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In current philosophical research, there is a rather one-sided focus on the foundations of proof. A full picture of mathematical practice should however additionally involve considerations about various methodological aspects. A number of these is identified, from large-scale to small-scale ones. After that, naturalism, a philosophical school concerned with scientific practice, is looked at, as far as the translations of its epistemic principles to mathematics is concerned. Finally, we call for intensifying the interaction between both dimensions of practice and epistemology.

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Bart Van Kerkhove et Jean Paul Van Bendegem, « Mathematical Practice and Naturalist Epistemology: Structures with Potential for Interaction », Philosophia Scientiæ [En ligne], 9-2 | 2005, mis en ligne le 15 juin 2011, consulté le 24 mars 2017. URL : http://philosophiascientiae.revues.org/521 ; DOI : 10.4000/philosophiascientiae.521

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Bart Van Kerkhove

Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Brussels University (VUB)

Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Brussels University (VUB)

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