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

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor
June 2008
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer2008, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p7
Academic Journal
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.


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