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In recent decades, some epistemological issues have become especially acute in mathematics. These issues are associated with long proofs of various important mathematical results, as well as with a large and constantly increasing number of publications in mathematics. It is assumed that (at least partially) these difficulties can be resolved by referring to computer proofs. However, computer proofs also turn out to be problematic from an epistemological point of view. With regard to both proofs in ordinary (informal) mathematics and computer proofs, the problem of their surveyability appears to be fundamental. Based on the traditional concept of proof, it must be surveyable, otherwise it will not achieve its main goal - the formation of conviction in the correctness of the mathematical result being proved. About 15 years ago, a new approach to the foundations of mathematics began to develop, combining constructivist, structuralist features and a number of advantages of the classical approach to mathematics. This approach is built on the basis of homotopy type theory and is called the univalent foundations of mathematics. Due to its powerful notion of equality, this approach can significantly reduce the length of formalized proofs, which outlines a way to resolve the epistemological difficulties that have arisen.
|Translated title of the contribution||COMPUTER PROOFS PRACTICE AND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING: EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Вестник Пермского университета. Философия. Психология. Социология|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
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Epistemology of Computer Proof from the Point of View of Type-Theoretical Approach to the Foundations of Mathematics
11/01/2019 → 26/12/2020
Project: Award Project