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  • Mathematical Thought and Its Objectsby Charles Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    In Mathematical Thought and Its Objects, Charles Parsons examines the notion of object. more...

  • Logicism, Intuitionism, and Formalismby John Symons; Dirk Dalen

    Springer 2008; US$ 349.00

    Aims to review the programmes in the foundations of mathematics from the classical period and to assess their possible relevance for contemporary philosophy of mathematics. This work is suitable for researchers and graduate students of philosophy, logic, mathematics and theoretical computer science. more...

  • Mathematical Knowledgeby Mary Leng; Alexander Paseau; Michael Potter

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99

    What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. - ;What is the nature of mathematical knowledge?... more...

  • New Essays on Tarski and Philosophyby Douglas Patterson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 124.99

    This volume shows the way to a proper understanding of the philosophical legacy of the great logician, mathematician, and philosopher Alfred Tarski (1902-1983). An international group of scholars examine the historical context of Tarski's work, his philosophical development, and his influence on philosophy of language and logic. - ;Tarski and Philosophy... more...

  • Harvey Friedman's Research on the Foundations of Mathematicsby L.A. Harrington; M.D. Morley; A. ?cedrov; S.G. Simpson

    Elsevier Science 1985; US$ 72.95

    This volume discusses various aspects of Harvey Friedman's research in the foundations of mathematics over the past fifteen years. It should appeal to a wide audience of mathematicians, computer scientists, and mathematically oriented philosophers. more...

  • From Kant to Hilbert, 2by William Bragg Ewald

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 98.99

    This two-volume work brings together a comprehensive selection of mathematical works from the period 1707-1930. During this time the foundations of modern mathematics were laid, and From Kant to Hilbert provides an overview of the foundational work in each of the main branches of mathmeatics with narratives showing how they were linked. Now available... more...

  • From Kant to Hilbert, 1by William Bragg Ewald

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 98.99

    This two-volume work brings together a comprehensive selection of mathematical works from the period 1707-1930. During this time the foundations of modern mathematics were laid, and From Kant to Hilbert provides an overview of the foundational work in each of the main branches of mathmeatics with narratives showing how they were linked. Now available... more...

  • A Structural Account of Mathematicsby Charles S. Chihara

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 45.00

    Charles Chihara presents a structural view of the nature of mathematics, and uses it to explain a number of striking features of mathematics that have puzzled philosophers for centuries. In particular, this perspective allows Chihara to show that, in order to understand how mathematical systems are applied in science, it is not necessary to assume... more...

  • Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematicsby Mathieu Marion

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    Mathieu Marion traces the development of Wittgenstein's thinking from the 1920s through to the 1950s, in the context of the mathematical and philosophical work of the time, making sense of ideas that have often been misunderstood. He shows that study of Wittgenstein's writings on mathematics is essential to a proper understanding of his philosophy.... more...

  • Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematicsby Douglas M. Jesseph

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this first modern, critical assessment of the place of mathematics in Berkeley's philosophy and Berkeley's place in the history of mathematics, Douglas M. Jesseph provides a bold reinterpretation of Berkeley's work. Jesseph challenges the prevailing view that Berkeley's mathematical writings are peripheral to his philosophy and argues that mathematics... more...