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## Mathematics

In Quine’s philosophy, the natural sciences are the final word arbiters concerning mathematical existence and mathematical truth. This has led Charles Parsons to object that this image makes the obviousness of elementary mathematics considerably mysterious (Parsons 1980). For instance, the query whether each pure number has a successor in the end relies upon, in Quine’s view, on our greatest empirical theories; nonetheless, somehow this reality seems more instant than that. In a kindred spirit, Maddy notes that mathematicians do not take themselves to be in any means restricted in their exercise by the natural sciences.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is devoted to schooling, analysis, and service in mathematical sciences. For the past 25 years, Northeastern University has been partnering with Boston Public High Schools to give rising junior and senior college students the abilities they want to reach their fall calculus lessons by way of the Bridge to …

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