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Hilbert's program : an essay on mathematical instrumentalism

Author: Michael Detlefsen
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel ; Hingham, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic, ©1986.
Series: Synthese library, v. 182.
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Named Person: David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Detlefsen
ISBN: 9027721513 9789027721518
OCLC Number: 13334008
Description: xiv, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I: The Philosophical Fundamentals of Hilbert's Program.- II: A Closer Look at the Problems.- III: The Godelian Challenge.- IV: The Stability Problem.- V: The Convergence Problem and the Problem of Strict Instrumentalism.- Appendix: Hilbert's Program and the First Theorem.- References.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 182.
Responsibility: Michael Detlefsen.
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'The book is well written and recommended reading for everyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of technical results from foundations of mathematics and pure logic.' S. Gottwald, Read more...

 
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