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Mathematical objects and mathematical knowledge

Author: Michael D Resnik
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Dartmouth, ©1995.
Series: International research library of philosophy, 13.; International research library of philosophy., Philosophy of mathematics and science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview that attempts to answer some of the key questions in the contemporary philosophy of mathematics. It includes coverage of recent debates between mathematical realists and anti-realists.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Resnik
ISBN: 1855216388 9781855216389
OCLC Number: 32131718
Description: xxi, 647 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Field's response. Part 2 Another anti-realist response - mathematics is really talk about possibilities involving concrete objects. Part 3 Maddy's realism - mathematical objects are like ordinary concrete objects and known by similar means. Part 4 Other approaches to realism. Part 5 Second-order logic - a new tool for logicists and other mathematical reductionists? Part 6 Structuralism - mathematics studies structures.
Series Title: International research library of philosophy, 13.; International research library of philosophy., Philosophy of mathematics and science.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Resnik.

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