Reconstruction in Philosophy of Mathematics

Rizza, Davide ORCID: (2018) Reconstruction in Philosophy of Mathematics. Dewey Studies, 2 (2). pp. 31-53. ISSN 2572-4649

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Throughout his work, John Dewey seeks to emancipate philosophical reflection from the influence of the classical tradition he traces back to Plato and Aristotle. For Dewey, this tradition rests upon a conception of knowledge based on the separation between theory and practice, which is incompatible with the structure of scientific enquiry. Philosophical work can make progress only if it is freed from its traditional heritage, i.e. only if it undergoes reconstruction. In this study I show that implicit appeals to the classical tradition shape prominent debates in philosophy of mathematics and I initiate a project of reconstruction within this field.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: dewey,philosophy of mathematics,indispensability,mathematical explanation,reconstruction,philosophy ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1211
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 12:30
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