Three Aspects of the Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science

  title={Three Aspects of the Effectiveness of Mathematics in Science},
  author={L. Narens and R. Luce},
Wigner (1960), in a widely read and cited article, articulated what had previously been recognized by many scientists, namely, the remarkable affinity between the basic physical sciences and mathematics, and he noted that it is by no means obvious why this should be the case. The remarkableness of this fact is obscured by the historical co-evolution of physics and mathematics, which makes their marriage appear to be natural and foreordained. But serious philosophical explanations for the… Expand
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