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Mark Zelcer
Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
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Lately, philosophers of mathematics have been exploring the notion of mathematical explanation within mathematics. This project is supposed to be analogous to the search for the correct analysis of scientific explanation. I argue here that given the way philosophers have been using “ explanation,” the term is not applicable to mathematics as it is in science
Keywords Mathematical explanation  Scientific explanation  Explanatory proofs
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