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Title: Mathematics and Philosophy
Authors: Lasota, Andrzej
Keywords: Andrzej Lasota; matematyka; filozofia
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Citation: H. Gacki, J. Zwierzyńska (red). "Mathematics like poetry : Andrzej Lasota 1932-2006" (S. 54-62). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Abstract: My statement is supposed to be an encouragement, an introduction to a discussion about connections between philosophy and mathematics. Such an introduction should contain statements provoking a response. In this case it is not too difficult. I just look at mathematics slightly differently than most of my colleagues. That is the case perhaps because I came to mathematics “from outside.” I was interested in biology and economics, I studied physics and only later did I become a mathematician. I am of course aware of the fact that the relationship between philosophy, mathematics and reality is difficult and that I may be wrong in many, or maybe even in all my points. I would gladly correct my views upon hearing appropriate arguments. However, what I will say here is what I deeply believe in, not just a way for me to sate my natural need to formulate everything as strictly as possible. I divided my statement into six theses. Of course the division is quite arbitrary and some of the points are closely related.
ISBN: 9788380129580
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