Mathematics and Reality

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Oxford University Press (2010)

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Mary Leng
University of York
Abstract
Mary Leng defends a philosophical account of the nature of mathematics which views it as a kind of fiction. On this view, the claims of our ordinary mathematical theories are more closely analogous to utterances made in the context of storytelling than to utterances whose aim is to assert literal truths.
Keywords Mathematics Philosophy  Mathematics Philosophy  fiction mathématiques
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