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  1. Madeline M. Muntersbjorn (2003). Francis Bacon's Philosophy of Science: Machina Intellectus and Forma Indita. Philosophy of Science 70 (5):1137-1148.
    Francis Bacon (15611626) wrote that good scientists are not like ants (mindlessly gathering data) or spiders (spinning empty theories). Instead, they are like bees, transforming nature into a nourishing product. This essay examines Bacon's "middle way" by elucidating the means he proposes to turn experience and insight into understanding. The human intellect relies on "machines" to extend perceptual limits, check impulsive imaginations, and reveal nature's latent causal structure, or "forms." This constructivist interpretation is not intended to supplant inductivist or experimentalist (...)
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  2. Madeline M. Muntersbjorn (2003). Representational Innovation and Mathematical Ontology. Synthese 134 (1-2):159 - 180.
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  3. Madeline M. Muntersbjorn (2000). The Quadrature of Parabolic Segments 1635–1658: A Response to Herbert Breger. In. In Emily Grosholz & Herbert Breger (eds.), The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 231--256.
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  4. Madeline M. Muntersbjorn (1999). Naturalism, Notation, and the Metaphysics of Mathematics. Philosophia Mathematica 7 (2):178-199.
    The instability inherent in the historical inventory of mathematical objects challenges philosophers. Naturalism suggests we can construct enduring answers to ontological questions through an investigation of the processes whereby mathematical objects come into existence. Patterns of historical development suggest that mathematical objects undergo an intelligible process of reification in tandem with notational innovation. Investigating changes in mathematical languages is a necessary first step towards a viable ontology. For this reason, scholars should not modernize historical texts without caution, as the use (...)
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