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Mathematics and reality

Author: Mary Leng
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats

Mary Leng defends a philosophical account of the nature of mathematics which views it as a kind of fiction (albeit an extremely useful fiction). On this view, the claims of our ordinary mathematical  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Leng
ISBN: 9780199280797 0199280797 9780199674688 019967468X
OCLC Number: 891543979
Description: x, 278 Seiten
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Naturalism and Ontology ; 3. The Indispensability of Mathematics ; 4. Naturalism and Mathematical Practice ; 5. Naturalism and Scientific Practice ; 6. Naturalized Ontology ; 7. Mathematics and Make-Believe ; 8. Mathematical Fictionalism and Constructive Empiricism ; 9. Explaining the Success of Mathematics ; 10. Conclusion
Responsibility: Mary Leng.


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Mathematics and Reality is to be recommended highly ... it presents a distinctive new version of fictionalism to throw into the contemporary mix that will repay close attention by all philosophers of Read more...

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