Otávio Bueno and Steven French. <i>Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation</i>. Peressini, A. F Philosophia Mathematica, 2019.
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Otávio Bueno and Steven French have produced a readable, informative, and compelling account of mathematics as it is deployed in physical theory. The book is built on their previous work on the partial structures framework, mathematical application, and philosophy of (quantum) physics. It offers a compelling case for partial structures as a framework for understanding how mathematics is applied in physical theory. Further, it seeks to find a `middle way' between seeing the `effectiveness of mathematics' as unreasonably mysterious or unreasonably inevitable. By bringing insights based on Michael Redhead's notion of `surplus structure' to the partial structures approach–-along with historically attentive work in philosophy of quantum physics–-the authors make the case for their middle way. Finally it fortifies the case against the efficacy of indispensability arguments, both traditional and enhanced.
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	Abstract = {{Otávio Bueno and Steven French have produced a readable, informative, and compelling account of mathematics as it is deployed in physical theory. The book is built on their previous work on the partial structures framework, mathematical application, and philosophy of (quantum) physics. It offers a compelling case for partial structures as a framework for understanding how mathematics is applied in physical theory. Further, it seeks to find a `middle way' between seeing the `effectiveness of mathematics' as unreasonably mysterious or unreasonably inevitable. By bringing insights based on Michael Redhead's notion of `surplus structure' to the partial structures approach---along with historically attentive work in philosophy of quantum physics---the authors make the case for their middle way. Finally it fortifies the case against the efficacy of indispensability arguments, both traditional and enhanced.}},
	Author = {Peressini, Anthony F},
	Date-Added = {2019-08-17 13:50:57 -0500},
	Date-Modified = {2020-02-22 16:37:13 -0600},
	Doi = {10.1093/philmat/nkz015},
	Eprint = {http://oup.prod.sis.lan/philmat/advance-article-pdf/doi/10.1093/philmat/nkz015/29183660/nkz015.pdf},
	Issn = {1744-6406},
	Journal = {Philosophia Mathematica},
	Pages = {1--12},
	Title = {{Otávio Bueno and Steven French. \textit{Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation}}},
	Url = {https://doi.org/10.1093/philmat/nkz015},
	Year = {2019},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {https://doi.org/10.1093/philmat/nkz015}}
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