Philosophy and psychology of mathematics according to Alfred Marshall

  title={Philosophy and psychology of mathematics according to Alfred Marshall},
  author={M. Dardi},
  journal={Cambridge Journal of Economics},
  • M. Dardi
  • Published 2016
  • Economics, Mathematics
  • Cambridge Journal of Economics
Marshall’s recipe for mathematical economics can be described as generous doses of the imagery (‘language’) of mathematics combined with as little space as possible for its demonstrative methods (‘reasonings’). In other words, use the semantics of mathematics, but be wary of its syntax. The article traces the origins of this recipe in the broadly defined ‘intuitionist’ philosophy of mathematics which marked the reformed Cambridge Mathematical Tripos during the mid-nineteenth century. Marshall’s… Expand
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