Program Verification and Functioning of Operative Computing Revisited: How about Mathematics Engineering? [Book Review]

Minds and Machines 21 (2):337-359 (2011)
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The issue of proper functioning of operative computing and the utility of program verification, both in general and of specific methods, has been discussed a lot. In many of those discussions, attempts have been made to take mathematics as a model of knowledge and certitude achieving, and accordingly infer about the suitable ways to handle computing. I shortly review three approaches to the subject, and then take a stance by considering social factors which affect the epistemic status of both mathematics and computing. I use the analogy between mathematics and computing in reverse—that is to say, I consider operative computing as a form of making mathematics, and so attempt to learn from computing to mathematics in general. I conclude that mathematics engineering is a field to be both developed for practical improvement of doing mathematics and taken into consideration while philosophizing about mathematics as well
Keywords Computing engineering   Operative computing   Philosophy of mathematics   Program verification   Software engineering
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Joseph Auslander (2008). On the Roles of Proof in Mathematics. In Bonnie Gold & Roger Simons (eds.), Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philosophy. Mathematical Association of America. 61--77.
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