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Realism in mathematics

Author: Penelope Maddy
Publisher: Oxford, England : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1990.
Series: Clarendon paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monograph develops and defends a novel version of mathematical realism - the view that to engage in mathematics is to investigate the features of real mathematical things - and refocuses  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Maddy
ISBN: 019824035X 9780198240358 0198244525 9780198244523
OCLC Number: 318263877
Notes: Reimpresión de 2003.
Description: ix, 204 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Realism: Pre-theoretic realism; Realism in philosophy; Realism and truth; Realism in mathematics; Perception and intuition: What is the question?; Perception; Intuition; Godelian Platonism; Numbers: What numbers could not be; Numbers as properties; Frege numbers; Axioms: Reals and sets of reals; Axiomization; Open problems; Competing theories; The challenge; Monism and beyond: Monism; Field's nominalism; Structuralism; Summary; References; Index.
Series Title: Clarendon paperbacks.
Responsibility: Penelope Maddy.

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