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PhilosophyofMathematics.III.pdf

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL346H1
Professor
Grant Brown
Semester
Fall

Description
PHL 346 S 2013 Philosophy of Mathematics Week IIIPictureProofs Skepticism about pictures Some common claimsA diagram isat bestjust a special case and so cant establish a general theoremEven worse it can be downright misleadingThe prevailing attitude is that pictures are really no more than heuristic devices they are psychologically suggestive and pedagogically importantbut they prove nothing
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