Cassirer's View of the Mathematical Method as a Paradigm of Symbolic

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BIAGIOLI, Francesca, 2015. Cassirer's View of the Mathematical Method as a Paradigm of Symbolic. In: Lectiones & Acroases Philosophicae. 8(1), pp. 193-223. ISSN 2082-9221

@article{Biagioli2015Cassi-32107, title={Cassirer's View of the Mathematical Method as a Paradigm of Symbolic}, year={2015}, number={1}, volume={8}, issn={2082-9221}, journal={Lectiones & Acroases Philosophicae}, pages={193--223}, author={Biagioli, Francesca} }

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