Clarificando o Suporte do Argumento Melhorado da Indispensabilidade Matemática

Argumentos 17 (9):57-71 (2017)

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Eduardo Castro
Universidade da Beira Interior
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The enhanced mathematical indispensability argument, proposed by Alan Baker (2005), argues that we must commit to mathematical entities, because mathematical entities play an indispensable explanatory role in our best scientific theories. This article clarifies the doctrines that support this argument, namely, the doctrines of naturalism and confirmational holism
Keywords Mathematical Indispensability  Holism  Naturalism
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