TITLE

Solving Wigner's Mystery: The Reasonable (Though Perhaps Limited) Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences

AUTHOR(S)
Grattan-Guinness, Ivor
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer2008, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about the published article on "The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences," by the physicist Eugene Wigner. The alternative view emphasizes two factors that Wigner ignores, including, the effectiveness of the natural sciences in mathematics and the central place of theories in mathematics and the sciences, especially theory-building. Moreover, his article has been cited by scientists and mathematicians.
ACCESSION #
33958399

 

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