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This text explores the semiotic status of algebraic terms. To do that we import a structural and post-structural train of thought going from Mauss and Lévi-Strauss to Baudrillard and Derrida. We import these authors' semiotic thinking from the register of indigenous concepts (such as mana), and apply it to the register of algebra via a concrete case study of generating functions. The purpose of this experiment is to provide a philosophical language that can explore the openness of mathematical signs to reinterpretation, and bridge some barriers between philosophy of mathematics and critical approaches to knowledge Show more
Journal / seriesInternational Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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Organisational unit09591 - Wagner, Roy
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