Mathematical problem-solving in scientific practice

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Abstract

In this paper I study the activity of mathematical problem-solving in scientific practice, focussing on enquiries in mathematical social science. I identify three salient phases of mathematical problem-solving and adopt them as a reference frame to investigate aspects of applications that have not yet received extensive attention in the philosophical literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13621–13641
Number of pages21
JournalSynthese
Volume199
Issue number5-6
Early online date23 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Applications
  • Geometry
  • Mathematical practice
  • Scientific practice
  • Voting theory

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