Three Remarks on Mathematical Perception

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The paper discusses three themes – the dependency of mathematical knowledge and truth on proof; the claim that sense-perception cannot be of mathematical objects; and the robustness of mathematical concepts – and uses them as a platform to examine the notion of mathematical perception. The three themes are developed in relation to the works of Rota, Tragesser, and Hauser, respectively. I argue that, while mathematical and geometrical concepts cannot be derived from pictures (actual or imagined) by a limit process or by abstraction, they are nonetheless seen in them, much in the way that internal states, such as anger, can be seen by looking at a person’s facial expression.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationSpecial Issue: Gian-Carlo Rota and The End of Objectivity
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003131250
StatePublished - 2021

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NameThe New Yearbook for Phenomenology and …

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