# Difference between revisions of "Abstract nonsense"

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'''Abstract nonsense''' is a humorous term applied by mathematicians to criticize what they consider to be unnecessary abstractions used by [[category theory]], particularly when used to solve a problem that could be solved more directly. | '''Abstract nonsense''' is a humorous term applied by mathematicians to criticize what they consider to be unnecessary abstractions used by [[category theory]], particularly when used to solve a problem that could be solved more directly. | ||

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## Revision as of 17:31, 26 January 2013

**Abstract nonsense** is a humorous term applied by mathematicians to criticize what they consider to be unnecessary abstractions used by category theory, particularly when used to solve a problem that could be solved more directly.

Academic mathematicians, however, almost never criticize each other publicly, even when criticism is warranted, and liberal denial requires them to deny that this is pejorative term.