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Reconsidering Mach in the Light of the Interplay of Practices

Reconsidering Mach in the Light of the Interplay of Practices

María De Paz, “Reconsidering Mach in the Light of the Interplay of Practices,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 74, no. 1 (2018): 219–46, DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_1_0219

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Reconsidering Mach in the Light of the Interplay of Practices

Type Journal Article
Author María De Paz
Rights © 2018 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2018 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume 74
Issue 1
Pages 219-246
Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
ISSN 0870-5283
Date 2018
DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_1_0219
Language English
Abstract The aim of this paper is to reconsider Mach’s position in the light of the recent approach on the interplay of mathematical practices provided by José Ferreirós’ book Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices. In the first section the main approach of the book is presented, with a characterization of the notion of ‘scientific practice’ and the triple approach used to understand mathematical knowledge: cognitive, pragmatist and historical. In the sections 2, 3 and 4 Mach’s philosophical views are presented according to this epistemological approach. The fifth section is the conclusion.
Date Added 26/04/2018, 14:53:53
Modified 26/04/2018, 15:53:45


  • history,
  • cognitive approach,
  • philosophy of mathematics,
  • philosophy of science,
  • pragmatism


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