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The nature of mathematical knowledge.

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.
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This text develops and defends an empiricist approach to mathematical knowledge. After offering an account of a priori knowledge, it argues that none of the available accounts of a priori mathematical knowledge is viable.
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Kitcher, Philip, 1947-
Nature of mathematical knowledge.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1984
(DLC) 81022378
(OCoLC)12058971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher
ISBN: 0195035410 9780195035414 9780198020400 0198020406 9780199833368 0199833362
OCLC Number: 63294449
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 287 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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This text develops and defends an empiricist approach to mathematical knowledge. After offering an account of a priori knowledge, it argues that none of the available accounts of a priori mathematical knowledge is viable.

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