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Introducing Philosophy of Mathematics
This volume introduces the central debates in the philosophy of mathematics and examines the standard theories of mathematics: platonism and realism, logicism, formalism, constructivism and structuralism.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published February 28th 2007)
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Jun 11, 2016 Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it
This very short introduction to the philosophy of mathematics relates to the question the status of mathematics. Do numbers exist and in what way. Are they discovered or invented. As strange as this sounds philosophers debate the how mathematics relates to reality in other words its ontology. the various schools are laid out including Platonism, Logicism, Structuralism, constructivism (or intuitionism) and so on. Each of these schools of thoughts take different positions on the reality and ...more