Philosophia Mathematica 24 (3):401-404 (2016)

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Brendan Larvor
University of Hertfordshire
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The view that a mathematical proof is a sketch of or recipe for a formal derivation requires the proof to function as an argument that there is a suitable derivation. This is a mathematical conclusion, and to avoid a regress we require some other account of how the proof can establish it.
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