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Taylor and Francis (2008)

CA$54.72

In 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 a...

In his long-awaited new edition of Philosophy of Mathematics , James Robert Brown tackles important...

Taylor and Francis (1999)

CA$35.90

Philosophy 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 *...

Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses...

Princeton University Press (2011)

CA$24.56

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....

This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world....

Cambridge University Press (1976)

CA$40.46

Proofs and Refutations is for those interested in the methodology, philosophy and history of mathematics.

Proofs and Refutations is for those interested in the methodology, philosophy and history of...

Cambridge University Press (2007)

CA$47.41

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

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

Taylor and Francis (1999)

CA$61.56

The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics is a comprehensive study of the foundation of mathematics. J.R. Lucas, one of the most distinguished Oxford scholars, covers a vast amount of ground in the philosophy of mathematics, showing us that it is actually at the heart of the study of epistemology and metaphysics.

The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics is a comprehensive study of the foundation of mathematics. J.R....

Oxford University Press (1997)

CA$20.50

Most 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...

Most philosophers of mathematics treat it as isolated, timeless, ahistorical, inhuman. Reuben Hersh...

Oxford University Press (2005)

CA$51.94

Mathematics and logic have been central topics of concern since the dawn of philosophy. Since logic is the study of correct reasoning, it is a fundamental branch of epistemology and a priority in any philosophical system. Philosophers have focused on mathematics as a case study for general philosophical issues and for its role in overall knowledge-...

Mathematics and logic have been central topics of concern since the dawn of philosophy. Since logic...

Oxford University Press (2001)

CA$23.08

This is a charming and insightful contribution to an understanding of the "Science Wars" between postmodernist humanism and science, driving toward a resolution of the mutual misunderstanding that has driven the controversy. It traces the root of postmodern theory to a debate on the foundations of mathematics early in the 20th century, then...

This is a charming and insightful contribution to an understanding of the "Science Wars" between...

Cambridge University Press (2003)

CA$40.90

Corfield sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics.

Corfield sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics.