Brain, Behaviour and Extensionalism

John H. johnh at faraway.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Apr 12 05:54:37 EST 2004


Thanks Neil,


John H.
"Neil W Rickert" <rickert+nn at cs.niu.edu> wrote in message
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> "John H." <johnh at faraway.> writes:
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> >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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