Mathematicians Writing for Mathematicians

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Mathematicians Writing for Mathematicians. / Andersen, Line Edslev; Johansen, Mikkel Willum; Sørensen, Henrik Kragh.

In: Synthese, 2019.

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Andersen, Line Edslev, Mikkel Willum Johansen and Henrik Kragh Sørensen. "Mathematicians Writing for Mathematicians". Synthese. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02145-5

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