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2007 | 43 | 2(172) | 249-258
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Is Applied Mathematics a Field of 'tekhne'?

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The aim of this article is an attempt to find a reply to the question whether applied mathematics is a field of knowledge (tekhne). There is no doubt that pure mathematics was regarded as 'episteme'; however, the matter is not so obvious with applied mathematics. Is it a field of knowledge that belongs to the sphere of 'episteme'? Is it a field of knowledge that belongs to the sphere of 'tekhne' or, rather, is it a field that lies on the border of the two? In the article the authoress presents an outline of related issues from Pythagoras to Aristotle. There is also presented a definition (tekhne) and criteria of demarcation between pure mathematics and applied mathematics.
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43
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249-258
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  • B. Pelczar, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii, pl. M. Curie -Sklodowskiej 4, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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07PLAAAA03196606
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