# The Applicability of Mathematics as a Scientific and a Logical Problem

@article{Ye2010TheAO, title={The Applicability of Mathematics as a Scientific and a Logical Problem}, author={Feng Ye}, journal={Philosophia Mathematica}, year={2010}, volume={18}, pages={144-165} }

This paper explores how to explain the applicability of classical mathematics to the physical world in a radically naturalistic and nominalistic philosophy of mathematics. The applicability claim is first formulated as an ordinary scientific assertion about natural regularity in a class of natural phenomena and then turned into a logical problem by some scientific simplification and abstraction. I argue that there are some genuine logical puzzles regarding applicability and no current… Expand

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