Theoria 69 (3):211-232 (2003)

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Anthony F. Peressini
Marquette University
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With respect to the confirmation of mathematical propositions, proof possesses an epistemological authority unmatched by other means of confirmation. This paper is an investigation into why this is the case. I make use of an analysis drawn from an early reliability perspective on knowledge to help make sense of mathematical proofs singular epistemological status.
Keywords proof  mathematical proof  reliability  mathematical knowledge
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DOI 10.1111/j.1755-2567.2003.tb00763.x
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