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Philosophy of Mathematics

[Revised entry by Leon Horsten on September 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] If mathematics is regarded as a science, then the philosophy of mathematics can be regarded as a branch
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[Revised entry by Leon Horsten on September 26, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] If mathematics is regarded as a science, then the philosophy of mathematics can be regarded as a branch of the philosophy of science, next to disciplines such as the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of biology. However, because of its subject matter, the philosophy of mathematics occupies a special place in the philosophy of science. Whereas the natural sciences investigate entities that are located in space in time, it is not at all obvious that this also the...

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