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Контекстът в математиката
The Context in Mathematics

Author(s): Engelsina Taseva
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: context; paradigm; nonlinguistic sense; contextual-paradigmatic interrelations; philosophy of mathematics

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays the notion of context is constantly in use including a broad variety of nonlinguistic senses. In nonlinguistic areas as well as in linguistics the main function of a context is to be a determinant of meaning, together with quasiparadigmatic determinants (where „quasiparadigmatic“ corresponds with the linguistic meaning of „paradigm“ as a vocabulary cluster of linguistic units, not with T. Kuhn’s sense). In the paper it is considered how a context (in a broad nonlinguistic sense) „works“ in mathematics as an instrument and it is illustrated how some situations in the history and philosophy of mathematics can be interpreted by the means of the „context“ – „paradigm“ conceptual apparatus.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2009
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 114-123
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian