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Rationis DefensorMathematical and Empirical Concepts

Rationis Defensor: Mathematical and Empirical Concepts [Buzaglo (as well as Manders (J Philos LXXXVI(10):553–562, 1989)) shows the way in which it is rational even for a realist to consider ‘development of concepts’, and documents the theory by numerous examples from the area of mathematics. A natural question arises: in which way can the phenomenon of expanding mathematical concepts influence empirical concepts? But at the same time a more general question can be formulated: in which way do the mathematical concepts influence empirical concepts? What I want to show in the present paper can be described as follows.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Rationis DefensorMathematical and Empirical Concepts

Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Book Series (volume 28)
Editors: Maclaurin, James
Rationis Defensor — Mar 14, 2012

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
ISBN
978-94-007-3982-6
Pages
209 –233
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3983-3_16
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Buzaglo (as well as Manders (J Philos LXXXVI(10):553–562, 1989)) shows the way in which it is rational even for a realist to consider ‘development of concepts’, and documents the theory by numerous examples from the area of mathematics. A natural question arises: in which way can the phenomenon of expanding mathematical concepts influence empirical concepts? But at the same time a more general question can be formulated: in which way do the mathematical concepts influence empirical concepts? What I want to show in the present paper can be described as follows.]

Published: Mar 14, 2012

Keywords: Actual World; Mathematical Concept; Free Variable; Conceptual System; Simple Concept

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