# Mathematics, morally

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A source of tension between Philosophers of Mathematics and Mathematicians is the fact that each group feels ignored by the other; daily mathematical practie seems barely affected by the questions the Philosophers are considering. In this talk I will describe an issue that does have an impact on mathematical practice, and a philosophical stance on mathematics that is detectable in the work of practising mathematicians. No doubt controversially, I will call this issue `morality', but the term is not of my coining: there are mathematicians across the world who use the word `morally' to greate effect in private, and I propose that there should be a public theory of what they mean by this.

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@article{MathematicsMorally, title = {Mathematics, morally}, abstract = {A source of tension between Philosophers of Mathematics and Mathematicians is the fact that each group feels ignored by the other; daily mathematical practie seems barely affected by the questions the Philosophers are considering. In this talk I will describe an issue that does have an impact on mathematical practice, and a philosophical stance on mathematics that is detectable in the work of practising mathematicians. No doubt controversially, I will call this issue `morality', but the term is not of my coining: there are mathematicians across the world who use the word `morally' to greate effect in private, and I propose that there should be a public theory of what they mean by this.}, url = {http://eugeniacheng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cheng-morality.pdf}, year = 2004, author = {Eugenia Cheng}, comment = {}, urldate = {2020-10-16}, collections = {the-act-of-doing-maths} }