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New directions in the philosophy of mathematics : an anthology

Author: Thomas Tymoczko
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Offers a "postmodern"??????' assessment of the philosophy of mathematics - one that addresses issues of theoretical importance in terms of mathematical experience. This book reveals an effort to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Tymoczko
ISBN: 0691034982 9780691034980
OCLC Number: 38578550
Notes: Originally published in 1986; first Princeton paperback, 1998.
Description: xvii, 436 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Some proposals for reviving the philosophy of mathematics / Reuben Hersh --
A renaissance of empiricism in the recent philosophy of mathematics? / Imre Lakatos --
What is mathematical truth? / Hilary Putnam --
"Modern" mathematics: an educational and philosophic error? / René Thom --
Mathematics as an objective science / Nicholas D. Goodman --
From the preface of Induction and analogy in mathematics / George Polya --
Generalization, specialization, analogy / George Polya --
Theory and practice in mathematics / Hao Wang --
What does a mathematical proof prove? / Imre Lakatos --
Fidelity in mathematical discourse: is one and one really two? / Philip J. Davis --
The ideal mathematician / Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh. The cultural basis of mathematics / Raymond L. Wilder --
Is mathematical truth time-dependent? / Judith V. Grabiner --
Mathematical change and scientific change / Philip Kitcher --
The four-color problem and its philosophical significance / Thomas Tymoczko --
Social processess and proofs of theorems and programs / Richard A. De Millo, Richard J. Lipton, and Alan J. Perlis --
Information-theoretic computational complexity and Gödel's theorem and information / Gregory Chaitlin --
Proof as a source of truth / Michael D. Resnik --
On proof and progress in mathematics / William P. Thurston --
Does V equal L? / Penelope Maddy.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Tymoczko.

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