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James Franklin
University of New South Wales
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The formal sciences - mathematical as opposed to natural sciences, such as operations research, statistics, theoretical computer science, systems engineering - appear to have achieved mathematically provable knowledge directly about the real world. It is argued that this appearance is correct.
Keywords Formal sciences  Sciences of the Artificial  Mathematical sciences  Operations research
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DOI 10.1016/0039-3681(94)90045-0
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