Computers, Mathematics Education, and the Alternative Epistemology of the Calculus in the Yuktibhasa

@article{Raju2001ComputersME,
  title={Computers, Mathematics Education, and the Alternative Epistemology of the Calculus in the Yuktibhasa},
  author={C.K. Raju},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  year={2001},
  volume={51},
  pages={325 - 362}
}
  • C. Raju
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy East and West
Current formal mathematics, being divorced from the empirical, is entirely a social construct, so that mathematical theorems are no more secure than the cultural belief in 2-valued logic, incorrectly regarded as universal. Computer technology, by enhancing the ability to calculate, has put pressure on this social construct, since proof-oriented formal mathematics is awkward for computation, while computational mathematics is regarded as epistemologically insecure. Historically, a similar… 

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