Informal proofs and mathematical rigour

Studia Logica 96 (2):261-272 (2010)
The aim of this paper is to provide epistemic reasons for investigating the notions of informal rigour and informal provability. I argue that the standard view of mathematical proof and rigour yields an implausible account of mathematical knowledge, and falls short of explaining the success of mathematical practice. I conclude that careful consideration of mathematical practice urges us to pursue a theory of informal provability
Keywords mathematical proof  mathematical rigour  foundations  formalisation  formal method
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