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Mathematical knowledge

Author: Mary Leng; Alexander Paseau; Michael D Potter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. - ;What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mathematical knowledge.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008378782
(OCoLC)163345549
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Leng; Alexander Paseau; Michael D Potter
ISBN: 9780191527890 0191527890 9780199228249 0199228248
OCLC Number: 225126082
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; List of contributors; Contents; Contents; Introduction; What is the problem of mathematical knowledge?; Mathematics, Memory, and Mental Arithmetic; Is there a problem of induction for mathematics?; The cognitive basis of mathematical knowledge; What's there to know?; Mathematical recreation versus mathematical knowledge; Scientific Platonism; On quantifying into predicate position; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Leng, Alexander Paseau and Michael Potter.
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What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it?  Read more...

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This book is a valuable introduction to current thinking in the philosophy of mathematics as it looks for a new direction. Jeremy Gray, MAA Online

 
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