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# Observations on Sick Mathematics

@inproceedings{Aberdein2009ObservationsOS, title={Observations on Sick Mathematics}, author={Andrew Aberdein}, year={2009} }

- Published 2009

And you claim to have discovered this. .. from observations on sick people? This paper argues that new light may be shed on mathematical reasoning in its non-pathological forms by careful observation of its patholo-gies. The first section explores the application to mathematics of recent work on fallacy theory, specifically the concept of an 'argumentation scheme': a characteristic pattern under which many similar inferential steps may be subsumed. Fallacies may then be understood as argumen… CONTINUE READING