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2015 | 70 | 3 | 175 - 187
Article title

ŠACH AKO METAFORA MATEMATIKY

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Title variants
EN
Chess as a metaphor of mathematics
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The proponents of analytical philosophy often draw a comparison between mathematics and chess. Their metaphor is to suggest that both the result of mathematical calculation and the content of the mathematical statement are determined by the rules of “mathematical game” of some kind and independent of status quo. The steps made in a given calculation or proof arguments are game moves – and similarly to a position in chess the position in a “mathematical game” has no factual content. The aim of the article is to question the metaphor at issue and show the multiple characteristics of mathematical symbols that make them principally different from chessmen. The arguments introduced are to show that contrary to chess mathematics enables us to understand the world, discern its structure and grasp its coherence. The metaphor in question thus can be labelled as systematically misleading.
Year
Volume
70
Issue
3
Pages
175 - 187
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Contributors
  • Filosofický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, Praha, Czech Republic
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Publication order reference
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