Applying Inconsistent Mathematics

@inproceedings{Colyvan2009ApplyingIM,
  title={Applying Inconsistent Mathematics},
  author={M. Colyvan},
  year={2009}
}
Inconsistent mathematics has a special place in the history of philosophy. The realisation, at the end of the nineteenth century, that a mathematical theory—naive set theory—was inconsistent prompted radical changes to mathematics, pushing research in new directions and even resulted in changes to mathematical methodology. The resulting work in developing a consistent set theory was exciting and saw a departure from the existing practice of looking for self-evident axioms. Instead, following… Expand
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