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The Viability of Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics
Göteborgs universitet.
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Utbildningsvetenskap)
2013 (English)In: Croatian Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 1333-1108, E-ISSN 1847-6139, Vol. XIII, no 39, p. 341-355Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Attempts have been made to analyse features in mathematics within a social constructivist context. In this paper we critically examine some of those attempts recently made with focus on problems of the objectivity, ontology, necessity, and atemporality of mathematics. Our conclusion is that these attempts fare no better than traditional alternatives, and that they, furthermore, create new problems of their own.

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2013. Vol. XIII, no 39, p. 341-355
Keywords [en]
Social constructivism, mathematics, ontology, objectivity, necessity, atemporality
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9074ISI: 000334817200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-9074DiVA, id: diva2:716757
Available from: 2014-05-12 Created: 2014-05-12 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved

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