- The Philosophy of Science Society, Japan
- 科学哲学 (ISSN:02893428)
- vol.47, no.1, pp.67-82, 2014-07-30 (Released:2015-07-24)
In this paper, we would present an overview of the recent studies on the role of diagram in mathematics. Traditionally, mathematicians and philosophers had thought that diagram should not be used in mathematical proofs, because relying on diagram would cause to various types of fallacies. But recently, some logicians and philosophers try to show that diagram has a legitimate place in proving mathematical theorems. We would review such trends of studies and provide some perspective from viewpoint of philosophy of mathematics.