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2010 | 46 | 1 | 37-54
Article title

Prawda a matematyka

Authors
Title variants
EN
TRUTH AND MATHEMATICS
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
In the article the problem of truth in mathematics is presented by the example of the six following statements: 1. The continuum hypothesis. 2. The sum of angles in any triangle is equal to the sum of two right angles. 3. Every even natural number greater than 2 is the sum of two primes. 4. Every map could be coloured with four colours. 5. 2+2=4. The analyses carried out in the article show that in mathematics truth can be understood in various manners. We can use different criteria of truth: classical, coherence, pragmatic and others, so in mathematics truth is revealing different faces. Certain sentences are true only in a sense of coherence, but there exist such sentences, as for example truths of arithmetic, which are true independently of axiomatic systems, culture or any other factors.
Keywords
EN
TRUTH  
Year
Volume
46
Issue
1
Pages
37-54
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Anna Lemanska, Uniwersytet Kardynala Stefana Wyszynskiego w Warszawie, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Woycickiego 1/3, 01-938 Warszawa, Poland
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Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA103010
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.3b3ee7cd-ad0c-3c86-8b97-14d24e57b6fb
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