Categories for the working mathematician: making the impossible possible

Abstract

This paper discusses the notion of necessity in the light of results from contemporary mathematical practice. Two descriptions of necessity are considered. According to the first, necessarily true statements are true because they describe ‘unchangeable properties of unchangeable objects’. The result that I present is argued to provide a counterexample to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11229-007-9166-9

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@article{Carter2008CategoriesFT, title={Categories for the working mathematician: making the impossible possible}, author={Jessica Carter}, journal={Synthese}, year={2008}, volume={162}, pages={1-13} }