Mathematics as a Science of Patterns

New York ;Oxford University Press (1997)

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Michael Resnik
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Abstract
This book expounds a system of ideas about the nature of mathematics which Michael Resnik has been elaborating for a number of years. In calling mathematics a science he implies that it has a factual subject-matter and that mathematical knowledge is on a par with other scientific knowledge; in calling it a science of patterns he expresses his commitment to a structuralist philosophy of mathematics. He links this to a defense of realism about the metaphysics of mathematics--the view that mathematics is about things that really exist.
Keywords Mathematics Philosophy
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Call number QA8.4.R473 1997
ISBN(s) 0198250142   9780198250142     9780198236085
DOI 10.1111/1467-9213.00267
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