Mathematics and Explanatory Generality: Nothing but Cognitive Salience

Knowles, R and Saatsi, J (2021) Mathematics and Explanatory Generality: Nothing but Cognitive Salience. Erkenntnis, 86 (5). pp. 1119-1137. ISSN 0165-0106



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Keywords: Indispensability argument; Mathematical explanation; Mathematical platonism; Scientific explanation
  • Accepted: 28 June 2019
  • Published (online): 12 August 2019
  • Published: October 2021
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
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Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 09:56
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2023 21:55
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
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