Revisiting the 'unreasonable effectiveness' of mathematics

@inproceedings{Sarukkai2005RevisitingT,
  title={Revisiting the 'unreasonable effectiveness' of mathematics},
  author={Sundar Sarukkai},
  year={2005}
}
Although the phrase 'unreasonable effectiveness' of mathematics is widely used, it is not clear what it means. To understand this phrase critically, we first need to understand the meaning of mathematics and what it means to use it in the sciences. This paper begins by considering the different views on the nature of mathematics,the diversity of which points to the difficulty in understanding what mathematics really is, a difficulty which adds to the mysteriousness of the applicability of… CONTINUE READING

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