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Benacerraf and his critics

Author: Adam Morton; Stephen P Stich
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Series: Philosophers and their critics, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains ten essays, discussing Benacerrafian themes within and outside the philosophy of mathematics. This volume also discusses the concept of truth, indeterminacy arguments in ontology, and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Paul Benacerraf; Paul Benacerraf; Paul Benacerraf; Paul Benacerraf
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Morton; Stephen P Stich
ISBN: 0631192689 9780631192688
OCLC Number: 33335642
Description: xi, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. What Mathematical Truth Could Not Be --
I / Paul Benacerraf --
2. The Legacy of 'Mathematical Truth' / Penelope Maddy --
3. Prospects for Platonism / Steven J. Wagner --
4. On What Possible Worlds Could Not Be / Robert Stalnaker --
5. Skepticism about Numbers and Indeterminacy Arguments / Jerrold J. Katz --
6. On the Proof of Frege's Theorem / George Boolos --
7. Logicism 2000: A Mini-manifesto / Richard Jeffrey --
8. Shadows of Remembered Ancestors: Mathematics as the Epitome of Story-telling / Richard E. Grandy --
9. Wittgenstein: Mathematics, Regularities, and Rules / Mark Steiner --
10. Mathematics as Language / Adam Morton --
11. Infinite Pains: The Trouble with Supertasks / John Earman and John D. Norton --
Bibliography of Paul Benacerraf to 1995 --
Bibliography of Works Discussing Paul Benacerraf's Work.
Series Title: Philosophers and their critics, 8.
Responsibility: edited by Adam Morton and Stephen P. Stich.
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