Mathematics, science and the Cambridge tradition

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Martins, Nuno Miguel Ornelas;
(2012)
  • Publisher: World Economics Association
  • Journal: volume 1, issue 2 December, pages 2-2
  • Subject: Mathematics | Realism | Newtonianism | Ontology | Cambridge Tradition
    acm: MathematicsofComputing_GENERAL

In this paper the use of mathematics in economics will be discussed, by comparing two approaches to mathematics, a Cartesian approach, and a Newtonian approach. I will argue that while mainstream economics is underpinned by a Cartesian approach which led to a divorce be... View more
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