# 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} }

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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