Kuhn, Lakatos, and the image of mathematics

Philosophia Mathematica 3 (3):225-247 (1995)
In this paper I explore possibilities of bringing post-positivist philosophies of empirical science to bear on the dynamics of mathematical development. This is done by way of a convergent accommodation of a mathematical version of Lakatos's methodology of research programmes, and a version of Kuhn's account of scientific change that is made applicable to mathematics by cleansing it of all references to the psychology of perception. The resulting view is argued in the light of two case histories of radical conceptual innovations
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DOI 10.1093/philmat/3.3.225
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