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The Indispensability of Mathematics

Mary Leng

in Mathematics and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199280797
eISBN:
9780191723452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280797.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Hartry Field's attempt to respond to the indispensability argument by showing how to dispense with mathematics in formulating our best scientific theories. It is pointed out ... More


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