The Mathematical State of the World: Explorations into the Characteristics of Mathematical Descriptions

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dc.contributor.author Christensen, Ole en_US
dc.contributor.author Skovsmose, Ole en_US
dc.contributor.author Yasukawa, Keiko en_US
dc.contributor.editor Sriraman, Bharath; Goodchild, Simon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:41:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:41:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008573 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Christensen Ole, Skovsmose Ole, and Yasukawa Keiko 2009, 'The Mathematical State of the World: Explorations into the Characteristics of Mathematical Descriptions', in NA (ed.), Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, pp. 81-94. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-60752-240-9 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8240
dc.description.abstract In this chapter we try to analyse the conditions for describing the world mathematically. vVe consider the role played by mathematics in discussing and analysing "the state of the world." Vle use this discussion to clarify what it means to use a mathematical description. We illustrate why the concepts of "mathematical description" and "mathematical model" are inadequate to evaluate the use of mathematics in decision-making processes. As a result we develop a conceptual framework that is complex enough to match what goes on in scenarios involving applications of mathematics. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Information Age Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title The Mathematical State of the World: Explorations into the Characteristics of Mathematical Descriptions en_US
dc.parent Relatively and Philosophically Earnest en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Charlotte, NC en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 81 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 94 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 220299 en_US
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dc.personcode 0000036015 en_US
dc.personcode 930312 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 930312 en_US


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