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Reasoning in Science and Mathematics Richard L. Epstein

Reasoning in Science and Mathematics

Richard L. Epstein

Published December 26th 2011
ISBN : 9780983452126
Paperback
134 pages
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This series of books is meant to present the fundamentals of reasoning well in a clear manner accessible to both scholars and students. The body of each essay gives the main development of the subject, while the footnotes and appendices place theMoreThis series of books is meant to present the fundamentals of reasoning well in a clear manner accessible to both scholars and students. The body of each essay gives the main development of the subject, while the footnotes and appendices place the research within a larger scholarly context. The topic of this volume is the nature and evaluation of reasoning in science and mathematics. Science and mathematics can both be understood as proceeding by a method of abstraction from experience. Mathematics is distinguished from other sciences only in its greater abstraction and its demand for necessity in its inferences. That methodology of abstraction is the main focus here. The study of these subjects is not just of academic interest. First comes clear thinking, then comes clear research and clear writing. The essays: Background Models and Theories Experiments Mathematics as the Art of Abstraction