Brain, Behaviour and Extensionalism

Neil W Rickert rickert+nn at cs.niu.edu
Sun Apr 11 10:26:57 EST 2004


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"John H." <johnh at faraway.> writes:

>That weird and wonderful mathematical physicist Paul Dirac wrote a paper in
>the 60's that addressed this issue, the title went something like, "On the
>unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the scientific field." Anyone
>here read it??? Sorry, can't remember the exact title, not in my archives
>and from a decade old memory.

You are possibly thinking of a famous paper written by Wigner (not
Dirac).  Its title "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in
the Physical Sciences" (Communications in Pure and Applied
Mathematics 13, 1960).  You can probably find it on the web.

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