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2008 | 36 | 1 | 87-104
Article title

THE COMPUTER EXPERIMENT - THE SOURCE OF MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE

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PL
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In the article, the status of the computer proof of the four-color theorem is discussed. After a short survey of contemporary literature, the general status of the mathematical proof (as an idealized logical procedure versus a part of mathematical practice) is discussed. The solution of the problem of the computer proof, which amounts to accepting the four-color theorem as a new axiom justified by the computer experiment, is considered (and rejected). Finally, the author argues that the best explanation is offered within the theoretical framework of quasi-empiricism.
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36
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1
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87-104
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ARTICLE
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  • K. Wojtowicz, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filozofii, ul.Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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08PLAAAA04568802
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bwmeta1.element.041f29c1-e9e2-3081-a9e1-7e3eab6ec8a0
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