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Mary Leng

Mary Leng is a British philosopher specialising in the philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science. She is a professor at the University of York.


Leng studied as an undergraduate at Balliol College, University of Oxford and as postgraduate student at the University of Toronto.[1] She worked at the University of Cambridge from 2002 to 2006, and then the University of Liverpool from 2006 to 2011. In 2007, she co-edited a collection called Mathematical Knowledge with Alexander Paseau and Michael Potter, which was published by Oxford University Press,[2] and, in 2010, she published a monograph called Mathematics and Reality, again with Oxford University Press. In Mathematics and Reality, Leng defends mathematical fictionalism.[3] Leng joined the University of York in 2012, where she is now a professor.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Leng, Mary - Philosophy, the University of York".
  2. ^ Reviews of Mathematical Knowledge:
  3. ^ Reviews of Mathematics and Reality:
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