Epistemology of Geometry

[Revised entry by Jeremy Gray on July 31, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Geometrical knowledge typically concerns two kinds of things: theoretical or abstract knowledge contained in
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[Revised entry by Jeremy Gray on July 31, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Geometrical knowledge typically concerns two kinds of things: theoretical or abstract knowledge contained in the definitions, theorems, and proofs in a system of geometry; and some knowledge of the external world, such as is expressed in terms taken from a system of geometry. The nature of the relation between the abstract geometry and its practical expression has also to be considered....

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