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Thin objects : an abstractionist account

Author: Øystein Linnebo
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mathematics appears to be concerned with abstract objects such as numbers and sets. What are these objects? Øystein Linnebo develops a distinctive approach to ontology, in which abstract objects such as numbers and sets are demystified and allowed to exist alongside more familiar physical objects.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Linnebo, Øystein
Thin Objects : An Abstractionist Account
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Øystein Linnebo
ISBN: 9780192558770 0192558773
OCLC Number: 1038495223
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I : Essentials --
1. In search of thin objects --
2. Thin objects via criteria of identity --
3. Dynamic abstraction --
Part II : Comparisons --
4. Abstraction and the question of symmetry --
5. Unbearable lightness of being --
6. Predicative vs. impredicative abstraction --
7. The context prinicple --
Part III : Details --
8. Reference by abstraction --
9. Julius Caesar problem --
10. The natural numbers --
11. The question of Platonism --
12. Dynamic set theory.
Responsibility: Øystein Linnebo.

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