On the epistemological significance of the hungarian project

@article{Friend2014OnTE,
  title={On the epistemological significance of the hungarian project},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Friend},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2014},
  volume={192},
  pages={2035-2051}
}
There are three elements in this paper. One is what we shall call ‘the Hungarian project’. This is the collected work of Andréka, Madarász, Németi, Székely and others. The second is Molinini’s philosophical work on the nature of mathematical explanations in science. The third is my pluralist approach to mathematics. The theses of this paper are that (1) the Hungarian project gives genuine mathematical explanations for physical phenomena. (2) A pluralist account of mathematical explanation can… Expand
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