The Mathematical State of the World: Explorations into the Characteristics of Mathematical Descriptions

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Show simple item record Christensen, OR Skovsmose, O Yasukawa, K
dc.contributor.editor Sriraman, B
dc.contributor.editor Goodchild, S 2010-05-28T09:41:56Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Relatively and Philosophically Earnest, 2009, 1, pp. 81 - 94
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-60752-240-9
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this chapter we try to analyse the conditions for describing the world mathematically. vVe consider the role played by mathematics in discussing and analysing "the state of the world." Vle use this discussion to clarify what it means to use a mathematical description. We illustrate why the concepts of "mathematical description" and "mathematical model" are inadequate to evaluate the use of mathematics in decision-making processes. As a result we develop a conceptual framework that is complex enough to match what goes on in scenarios involving applications of mathematics.
dc.publisher Information Age Publishing
dc.title The Mathematical State of the World: Explorations into the Characteristics of Mathematical Descriptions
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Relatively and Philosophically Earnest
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dc.publocation Charlotte, NC en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 81 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 94 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 220299 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.personcode 930312
dc.percentage 100 en_US History and Philosophy of Specific Fields not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
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