Review of Symbolic Logic 13 (1):47-79 (2020)

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Jeremy Avigad
Carnegie Mellon University
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In a wide range of fields, the word “modular” is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. This essay argues that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure and explores the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.
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