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)

Publisher: Rodopi

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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

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