Abstract / Synopsis
I investigate with examples limitations that mathematicians accept in research: aesthetic, scientific, and practical, in particular, on what bases such choices are made. Discussion is partly in terms of the ideal agents that Philip Kitcher and Brian Rotman used to analyse mathematical writing.
Thomas, R. S. "Why Our Hand is not the Whole Deck: Embrace, Acceptance, or Use of Limitations," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), pages 267-294. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.12 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss1/12