Mathematics and Reality

Oup Oxford (2010)
Abstract
Mary Leng defends a philosophical account of the nature of mathematics which views it as a kind of fiction . On this view, the claims of our ordinary mathematical theories are more closely analogous to utterances made in the context of storytelling than to utterances whose aim is to assert literal truths
Keywords Mathematics Philosophy  Mathematics Philosophy  fiction mathématiques
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Call number QA8.4.L446 2010
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Frederick Kroon (2011). Fictionalism in Metaphysics. Philosophy Compass 6 (11):786-803.
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