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Mathematics; Philosophy

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  • Mathematical Thought and Its Objectsby Charles Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

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

  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011by Mircea Pitici; Freeman Dyson

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.... more...

  • Plato's Problemby Marco Panza; Andrea Sereni

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    What is mathematics about? And how can we have access to the reality it is supposed to describe? The book tells the story of this problem, first raised by Plato, through the views of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant, Frege, Gödel, Benacerraf, up to the most recent debate on mathematical platonism. more...