TY - CHAP

T1 - Rethinking ampliative reasoning

AU - Grosholz, Emily Rolfe

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG 2016.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - I explore my methodological assumptions by showing why I put so much emphasis on analysis and its interplay with reference in my investigation of ampliative reasoning in mathematics and science. Reviewing recent important work by philosophers of mathematics Karine Chemla, Carlo Cellucci and Danielle Macbeth, I defend my approach and choice of case studies. I also turn to the work by two influential mathematics educators, Kieran and David Egan, in order to revisit my arguments about the circle, and to prepare the ground for my case studies in Chap. 4 and Chap. 5, where number theory is developed in relation to geometry, algebra, complex analysis, and topology.

AB - I explore my methodological assumptions by showing why I put so much emphasis on analysis and its interplay with reference in my investigation of ampliative reasoning in mathematics and science. Reviewing recent important work by philosophers of mathematics Karine Chemla, Carlo Cellucci and Danielle Macbeth, I defend my approach and choice of case studies. I also turn to the work by two influential mathematics educators, Kieran and David Egan, in order to revisit my arguments about the circle, and to prepare the ground for my case studies in Chap. 4 and Chap. 5, where number theory is developed in relation to geometry, algebra, complex analysis, and topology.

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U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-46690-3_3

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-46690-3_3

M3 - Chapter

AN - SCOPUS:85019699451

T3 - Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

SP - 39

EP - 58

BT - Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

PB - Springer International Publishing

ER -