Mathematics and Program Explanations

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (3):579-584 (2012)
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Juha Saatsi
University of Leeds
Abstract
Aidan Lyon has recently argued that some mathematical explanations of empirical facts can be understood as program explanations. I present three objections to his argument
Keywords Mathematical explanation  Indispensability argument  Mathematical platonism
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2012.665374
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