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#### Figures of Thought

Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95Rarely has the history or philosophy of mathematics been written about by mathematicians, and the analysis of mathematical texts themselves has been an area almost entirely unexplored. Figures of Thought looks at ways in which mathematical works can be read as texts, examines their textual strategies and demonstrates that such readings provide a... more...

#### Mathematics and the Image of Reason

Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic. more...

#### Philosophy of Mathematics

Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics: * the mathematical image * platonism * picture-proofs * applied mathematics * Hilbert and Godel * knots and nations * definitions * picture-proofs... more...

#### Proof and Knowledge in Mathematics

Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95These questions arise from any attempt to discover an epistemology for mathematics. This collection of essays considers various questions concerning the nature of justification in mathematics and possible sources of that justification. Among these are the question of whether mathematical justification is a priori or a posteriori in character, whether... more...

#### What Is Mathematics, Really?

Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 16.99Most philosophers of mathematics treat it as isolated, timeless, ahistorical, inhuman. Reuben Hersh argues the contrary, that mathematics must be understood as a human activity, a social phenomenon, part of human culture, historically evolved, and intelligible only in a social context. Hersh pulls the screen back to reveal mathematics as seen by professionals,... more...

#### Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century

Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts, new techniques were introduced, and within 100 years, the rules of analytic geometry, geometry of indivisibles, arithmetic of infinites, and calculus were developed. Although many technical studies... more...

#### Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics

Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99In this book, Balaguer demonstrates that there are no good arguments for or against mathematical platonism. He does this by establishing that both platonism and anti-platonism are defensible views. Introducing a form of platonism ("full-blooded platonism") that solves all problems traditionally associated with the view, he proceeds to defend anti-platonism... more...

#### Mathematical Thought and its Objects

Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00In Mathematical Thought and its Objects, Charles Parsons examines the notion of object. more...

#### Philosophy of Mathematics

Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95In his long-awaited new edition of Philosophy of Mathematics , James Robert Brown tackles important new as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences. Can pictures go beyond being merely suggestive and actually prove anything? Are mathematical results certain? Are experiments of any real value? This clear and engaging book takes... more...

#### The Arché Papers on the Mathematics of Abstraction

Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 269.00InSeptember2000theArchéCentrelauncheda ve-yearresearchprojecten- tled the Logical and Metaphysical Foundations of Classical Mathematics. Its goal was to study the prospects, philosophical and technical, for abstractionist foundations for the classical mathematical theories of the natural, real and complex numbers and standard set theory. Funding was... more...