Friday, June 20, 2008

The Philosophy of Applied Mathematics?

Here I try to make a start on what the philosophy of applied mathematics might look like. I present it as a potential development from the turn to mathematical practice, familiar from Maddy and Corfield. Then I turn to the extended example of Prandtl's boundary layer theory before concluding with some potential epistemic, semantic and metaphysical implications for the philosophy of mathematics as a whole.

Suggestions for improvement or pointers to similar work by others is appreciated.

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