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A structural account of mathematics

Author: Charles S Chihara
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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Presents a structural view of the nature of mathematics, and uses it to explain a number of features of mathematics that have puzzled philosophers. This work shows that, in order to understand how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles S Chihara
ISBN: 0199228078 0199267537 9780199228072 9780199267538
OCLC Number: 255686215
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [363] - 372.
Description: XIV, 380 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Five Puzzles in Search of an Explanation ; 2. Geometry and Mathematical Existence ; 3. The Van Inwagen Puzzle ; 4. Structuralism ; 5. Platonism ; 6. Minimal Anti-Nominalism ; 7. The Constructibility Theory ; 8. Constructible Structures ; 9. Applications ; 10. If-Thenism ; 11. Field's Account of Mathematics and Metalogic ; Appendix A: Some Doubts about Hellman's Views ; Appendix B: Balaguer's Fictionalism
Responsibility: Charles S. Chihara.

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