The necessity of mathematics

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Yli-Vakkuri, Juhani and Hawthorne, John 2020. The necessity of mathematics. Noûs. 54 (3), pp. 549 - 577. https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12268
AuthorsYli-Vakkuri, Juhani and Hawthorne, John
Abstract

Some have argued for a division of epistemic labor in which mathematicians supply truths and philosophers supply their necessity. We argue that this is wrong: mathematics is committed to its own necessity. Counterfactuals play a starring role.

Year2020
JournalNoûs
Journal citation54 (3), pp. 549 - 577
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN1468-0068
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12268
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85053474222
Page range549 - 577
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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