Mathematical Knowledge is Context Dependent
Authors: Löwe, Benedikt; Müller, Thomas
Source: Grazer Philosophische Studien, Grazer Philosophische Studien. Edited by Johannes L. Brandl, Marian David and Leopold Stubenberg , pp. 91-107(17)
Abstract:We argue that mathematical knowledge is context dependent. Our main argument is that on pain of distorting mathematical practice, one must analyse the notion of having available a proof, which supplies justification in mathematics, in a context dependent way.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2008