
05495469
j
2009e.00333
Hanna, Gila
Sidoli, Nathan
Visualisation and proof: a brief survey of philosophical perspectives.
ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 39, No. 12, 7378 (2007).
2007
Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
EN
E50
E20
proving
visualization
explanation
justification
mathematics and philosophy
doi:10.1007/s1185800600050
Summary: The contribution of visualisation to mathematics and to mathematics education raises a number of questions of an epistemological nature. This paper is a brief survey of the ways in which visualisation is discussed in the literature on the philosophy of mathematics. The survey is not exhaustive, but pays special attention to the ways in which visualisation is thought to be useful to some aspects of mathematical proof, in particular the ones connected with explanation and justification.