The title of my dissertation is Seeing What We Think: Frege and Kant on Mathematical Writing, Demonstrating, and Understanding. What is striking about mathematics as a field of study is that its practitioners paradigmatically can, do, and must make their discoveries, demonstrate their findings, and convince their peers simply by writing things out and visually attending to what is written out. Some of what is recognizably mathematics may be carried out in a natural language, but robust participation in the discipline requires learning one or more symbolic languages. The burden of this essay is to explain what it is, or what it takes, for a sy…
University of California, RiversideDepartment of PhilosophyDoctoral student
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