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2011 | 47 | 4(190) | 451-455
Article title

Cud rozumienia

Authors
Title variants
EN
THE MIRACLE OF UNDERSTANDING
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
A proposal is put forward to extend Quine’s criterion of existence (a theory is committed to the existence of bound variables) to mathematical structures. In the spirit of this criterion every mathematical structure can be regarded as a world in which only those entities exist that are necessary for the meaning of the structure. Some of mathematical worlds are used by physicist to model the real world. In such a case, ontology of a given mathematical world is transferred to the physical world or, more prosaically, some mathematical structures are interpreted as structures of the physical world. The miracle of understanding consists in the miracle of this interpretation.
Year
Volume
47
Issue
Pages
451-455
Physical description
Contributors
  • Centrum Kopernika Badań Interdyscyplinarnych, ul. Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
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