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The Phenomenology of Mathematical Truth

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Abstract

Like artists who fail to give an accurate description of how they work, like scientists who believe in unrealistic philosophies of science, mathematicians subscribe to a concept of mathematical truth that runs contrary to the truth.

Keywords

Mathematics Teacher Mathematical Research Formal Verification Mathematical Truth Mathematical Theorem 
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End Notes

  1. [1]
    Norman Levinson, On the Elementary Proof of the Prime Number Theorem, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, (2) 15, 1966-1967, 141–146.CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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