Erkenntnis

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 17–28

How to Apply Mathematics

  • Ulrich Meyer
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Abstract

This paper presents a novel account of applied mathematics. It shows how we can distinguish the physical content from the mathematical form of a scientific theory even in cases where the mathematics applied is indispensable and cannot be eliminated by paraphrase.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Meyer
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and ReligionColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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