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By Michael D. Resnik

This publication expounds a method of rules concerning the nature of arithmetic which Michael Resnik has been elaborating for a few years. In calling arithmetic a science he signifies that it has a actual subject-matter and that mathematical wisdom is on a par with different medical wisdom; in calling it a technological know-how of patterns he expresses his dedication to a structuralist philosophy of arithmetic. He hyperlinks this to a protection of realism concerning the metaphysics of mathematics--the view that arithmetic is ready issues that truly exist.

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