, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 95–98 | Cite as

Mathematics as hammer: the makings of the masters tool

Johannes Lehnard and Martin Carrier (Eds.): Mathematics as a tool: tracing new roles of mathematics in the sciences. Dordrecht: Springer, 2017. X+286pp, €114.99HB
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA

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