There are four so-called philosophies of mathematics that I regard as totally discredited, formalism, intuitionism, logicism, and Platonism. It is a common feature of the ism philosophies of mathematics that they do not take the application of mathematics very seriously. This paper examines a view of mathematics that takes applications seriously.
Thomas, R. S. D., "The Activitiy and Application of Mathematics" (1983). ACMS Conference Proceedings 1983. 4.
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